The influence Twitter can have on corporate affairs should come as no surprise, the vice president of the micro-blogging website in Asia told CNBC following this week's controversial resignation of Mozilla's CEO.
Brendan Eich resigned as the head of software firm Mozilla on Thursday following an intense backlash over his support of California's anti-gay marriage law on Twitter and elsewhere online.
"It's [Twitter] an open platform on which the users determine what they'll talk about. We provide capabilities for people to communicate in live public and a conversational way," said Shailesh Rao, who oversees Asia-Pacific, Latin America and emerging markets, when asked whether Twitter feels responsible for Eich's decision to step down.
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"I'm not surprised by anything anymore because I feel like I've seen it all on Twitter. It's a reflection of society and the pulse of the world," he said.