Centre Writes to Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey Over Erroneous Indian Map

Twitter had misrepresented India’s map showing geo-location of Leh in Ladakh as a part of China.

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The Centre on Thursday, 22 October expressed strong disapproval of Twitter’s misrepresentation of India’s map showing geo-location of Leh in Ladakh as a part of the People’s Republic of China.

Electronics & IT Ministry Secretary Ajay Sawhney wrote to Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey conveying “strong disapproval of the government over misrepresentation of India's map.”

The letter reportedly mentioned that such attempts not only brings disrepute to Twitter but also raise questions on its neutrality and fairness.

Several had called out the social media giant over the misrepresentation, following which, Twitter had issued a statement.

“We became aware of this technical issue on Sunday, and understand and respect the sensitivities around it. Teams have worked swiftly to investigate and resolve the concerned geotag issue,” a Twitter spokesperson had said.

According to PTI, Sawhney reminded Twitter that Leh is the headquarter of Union Territory of Ladakh and both Ladakh as well as Jammu and Kashmir are integral and inalienable parts of India, governed by the Constitution of India.

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