Former Google counsel Wong joins Twitter

Jerimiah Yap – Fourth Estate Cooperative Writer

San Francisco, CA, United States (4E) – Former Google associate general counsel Nicole Wong has joined 140-character social media website Twitter. She joins Alex Macgillivray as a handful of former Google counsels who have jumped ship to Twitter.

Recently, Twitter also hired former Google associate litigation counsel Amy Keating and former corporate counsel Bakari Brock.

“New nest. Excited to #jointheflock,” Wong wrote on her Twitter page.

Macgillivray responded to her tweet: “So excited to be working with Nicole again!”

Macgillivray left the search giant three years ago and immediately joined Twitter.

Wong was instrumental in developing content on Google. She determined where content should be placed and when. She also recognized the importance of having YouTube operate in Turkey even when the Turkish government tried to ban the website.

Wong is expected to work on censorship issues because Twitter has become an integral instrument in fighting against oppressive behavior, be it government or multinational companies.

She wrote about censorship on her Google+ page: “Here’s the thing about censorship: in this globally connected world, censorship is never local.”

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