Social media company Twitter has apologized in writing for wrongly showing Ladakh as part of China. Twitter has apologized in writing to the parliamentary panel set up to investigate the matter. Along with this, Twitter has also sought time till November 30 to rectify its mistake. Panel chairman Meenakshi Lekhi has given this information. He said that Twitter has sought time till November 30 to rectify the mistake.
Twitter Inc. Chief Privacy Officer Damian Karen has apologized for misrepresenting the map of India by giving an affidavit. Let me tell you that last month, the Joint Committee of Parliament on the Data Protection Bill criticized Twitter for showing Ladakh as part of China.
The committee had said that such acts fall under the category of treason and after this, an apology was demanded from Twitter. The committee also warned to rectify the mistake as soon as possible.
Now representatives of Twitter India have apologized in front of the panel headed by Lekhi, but the panel members warned that it is a criminal act that hurts the sovereignty of the country. Panel members said an affidavit for the apology should be submitted by Twitter Inc. and not by its ‘marketing arm’ Twitter India.
Following this demand, Twitter Inc. Chief Privacy Officer Damian Karen apologized in an affidavit and asked for time until November 30 to rectify the mistake. Earlier, the ministry had issued a notice to Twitter after Leh was shown a part of Jammu and Kashmir instead of Ladakh. At the same time, there was strong criticism from social media users.