Twitter apologized in writing to a key parliamentary panel for wrongly showing Ladakh in China and has promised to correct the error occurred by the month end – said the committee’s chairperson Meenakshi Lekhi on Wednesday.
Last month, the Joint Committee of Parliament on Data Protection Bill had come down heavily for showing Ladakh as part of China on Twitter. They explained this is due to the US- based parent of the social media platform. Before appearing in-front of the Chairperson Lekhi, the representative of Twitter India had “begged apology“. But the Parliament clearly stated that it was a criminal offence that questioned the sovereignty of the country and an affidavit must be submitted by Twitter Inc, not by its ‘marketing arm’ Twitter India.
“Twitter has now given us a written apology on an affidavit for Ladakh being shown in China,” – Lekhi said
“They have apologized for hurting Indian sentiments and have sworn to correct the error by November 30, 2020,” she added.
“In the last few weeks, we have worked towards resolving the geo-tag issue in a manner wherein Leh as well as other cities in the Union Territory of Ladakh will now accurately show with their respective city name, state and country. In addition to this, we are also reviewing the geo-tag for various other cities in Jammu and Kashmir. This work is already in progress and we are targeting November 30, 2020 to complete the exercise,” – Twitter added.