This Article is From Jul 02, 2014

Narendra Modi World's Second Most Popular Politician: Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg

New Delhi: In an exclusive interview, Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg tells NDTV that Prime Minister Narendra Modi is the second most popular politician in the world. She also talks about the importance of social media and her favourite Facebook post by Mr Modi.

Here are some highlights:

  • Narendra Modi is the world's second most popular politician. He has over 18 million Facebook friends
  • The (Facebook) post with the picture of Prime Minister Modi seeking his mother's blessings is incredible and my personal favourite
  • Am excited that politicians like Mr Modi understand the importance of social media
  • India is set to become Facebook's largest market
  • (On Pune incident) There is no tolerance for inciting violence on Facebook
  • Need to connect a billion more Indians to Facebook
  • India has very active Facebook users
  • Most Indians using Facebook on their mobiles
  • Use of Facebook during elections in India was very exciting
  • Facebook allows two-way dialogue between voters and politicians
  • India is a hugely promising market. It's a great place to hire people
  • India can contribute to businesses all over the world

(On Facebook's psychological study on users)

  • We communicated very badly on emotions study
  • Facebook cares about users' privacy
  • We are talking to regulators around the world
  • Hope users understand that we care about their privacy
  • We want to be transparent and give users all control
  • Facebook doesn't want to do anything to upset its users
  • We know we're impacted by what people share on Facebook
  • Facebook will comply with all laws
  • Privacy is the cornerstone of Facebook's business
  • We are working very hard to minimise fake profiles