Tuesday, May 21, 2024

Twitter tenders apology on showing Leh and J&K as part of China

Twitter has tendered a verbal apology before India’s joint parliamentary committee on personal data protection for showing Leh and Jammu and Kashmir as part of China in its location tag in a live broadcast.

The panel, highly displeased, had asked the micro-blogging site to tender a written apology and submit an affidavit on the matter.

A twitte spokesperson has acknowledged the letter and said they remain committed to working with the Indian government and that they respect the sensitivity involved.

The Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY) had written a letter to Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey on October 22, reminding him that Leh is the headquarter of Ladakh and that both Ladakh and Jammu and Kashmir are “integral and inalienable parts of India, governed by the Constitution of India”.

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