Twitter Apologises To Parliamentary Committee For Showing Ladakh In China

New Delhi: Micro-blogging site Twitter has apologised in writing to the Parliamentary Committee over the Ladakh map goof-up that showed the Union Territory in China. Twitter said that the errors will be corrected 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,” MP Meenakshi Lekhi was quoted as saying by news agency PTI.

“Twitter has now given us a written apology on an affidavit for Ladakh being shown in China,” she added.

“They have apologised for hurting Indian sentiments and have sworn to correct the error by November 30, 2020,” Lekhi further stated.

The micro-blogging site’s geotagging feature displayed “Jammu & Kashmir, the People’s Republic of China” via a live broadcast from Leh’s Hall of Fame which is a war memorial for fallen soldiers in the Union Territory of Ladakh, the news agency reported.

It may be recalled that on August 5, 2019, the Centre had bifurcated the erstwhile Jammu and Kashmir into two Union Territories — Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh.

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