Twitter Apologises to Parliament Panel for Geo-Tagging Ladakh in China

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Social media big Twitter has apologised to a parliamentary panel for displaying a northern Himalayan area as a part of China, promising to make corrections by month-end, the panel’s chief mentioned on Wednesday.

Twitter’s chief privateness officer Damien Kieran despatched an apology letter to the Joint Committee on the Private Knowledge Safety Invoice after the corporate geo-tagged India’s northern territory of Ladakh in neighbouring China, the panel’s head Meenakashi Lekhi instructed Reuters.

“They’ve apologised in writing for hurting emotions of Indians,” mentioned Lekhi, additionally a lawmaker from the nation’s ruling Bharatiya Janata Get together (BJP).

“We’re dedicated to defending property of India – each bodily and digitally”.

Twitter has assured the panel that the matter will likely be resolved by November 30, she added.

Twitter executives final month appeared earlier than the panel to elucidate the error, with Lekhi accusing the corporate of disrespecting India’s sovereignty.

The error got here to gentle after some Twitter customers tagged their posts as being in Ladakh however the geo-tag confirmed their location in China.

Twitter on the time mentioned the error had been shortly fastened.

Nuclear-armed India and China fought a quick however bloody border warfare in 1962, and are presently locked in a months-long navy stand-off alongside their contested Himalayan border that features the area of Ladakh.

The territory is claimed in full by arch-rivals India and Pakistan, whereas China claims a portion within the east often called the Aksai Chin.

The nation’s lawmakers and Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s authorities have been at odds with US tech giants.

Lekhi final month criticised Amazon, threatening coercive motion towards the e-commerce big after it failed to look earlier than her panel, whereas Fb has been questioned by one other parliament panel over its content material regulation practices.

© Thomson Reuters 2020

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