Twitter issues written apology to Parliamentary Committee over showing Ladakh in China

11/18/2020 NATIONAL
New Delhi : The micro-blogging site Twitter has issued a written apology to the Parliamentary Committee over the Ladakh map error that showed the Union Territory in China. Twitter has said that the errors will be rectified by November 30.
“Twitter’s deposition has come in form of an affidavit signed by Damien Karien, Chief Privacy Officer of Twitter Inc, for wrong geo-tagging of India’s map,” Meenakshi Lekhi told PTI.
Earlier on November 9, the Union Ministry of Electronics and IT had issued a notice to Twitter for showing Leh as part of Jammu and Kashmir instead of Union Territory of Ladakh.
The ministry in its notice sent to the global Vice President of Twitter has mentioned that showing Leh as part of Jammu and Kashmir is a deliberate attempt to undermine the will of the sovereign Parliament of India which had declared Ladakh as a Union Territory of India with its headquarter in Leh.
Notably, Twitter had earlier shown Leh as part of the People’s Republic of China after which Secretary Ministry of Electronics and IT had written a letter to CEO of Twitter Jack Dorsey raising objection to that. In response, Twitter had removed the People’s Republic of China.
The Central government had bifurcated the erstwhile state of Jammu and Kashmir into two Union Territories of Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh on August 5, 2019.

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