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Twitter tenders apology over Leh map fiasco

Twitter tenders apology

After Leh was shown as the part of China over a live broadcast, Twitter ahs officially tendered a verbal apology before the JPC (Joint Parliamentary Committee) which constituted he data protection bill.

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Controversy is doing rounds since last week after Leh, capital of Ladakh was shown as a part of People’s Republic of China in a live broadcast by Indian journalist

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The controversy was doing rounds since the last week, after Leh, capital of Ladakh and integral part of India was shown as the part of People’s Republic of China. The incident happened when a news place and the location shown during the broadcast was shown as the part of People’s Republic of China. The JPC has shown a strong displeasure over the incident and asked the official Twitter to tender a written apology and submit an affidavit over the issue.

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Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology took the matters in its hand and wrote to Chief Executive of Twitter expressing strong disappointment over the incident

The incident prompted the Secretary of the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology to write to the Chief Executive of Twitter Jack Dorsey to express the strong Government’s disapproval and displeasure over the matter. The panel also criticized the representatives of Twitter and also added that this matter amounts as the act of treason. The incident also raised the issue of data protection as well.

The panel also accounted the instances of shadow-banning, taking down of accounts deliberately, lack of accountability and transparency when it comes to policies about data transfers and locations of data centres. On responding to the matter, Twitter said that it has resolved the issue swiftly. They also added that they are committed to openness and transparency around their work and will remain in the contact of the Government for timely updates on the issue.

 

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