Social media giant Twitter has apologised to a parliamentary panel for showing a northern Himalayan region as part of China, promising to make corrections by month-end, the panel's chief said on Wednesday.
The micro-blogging site Twitter has issued a written apology to the Parliamentary Committee over the Ladakh map error that showed the Union Territory in China. "Twitter remains committed to serving and protecting the public conversation and partnering with the government of India", a Twitter spokesperson told IANS.More news: Marvel's Avengers provides Kate Bishop in December with 'Taking AIM' replace
A joint committee of Parliament led by BJP MP Lekhi which has 20 members from the Lok Sabha and 10 from the Rajya Sabha, last month issued summons to Twitter, seeking an explanation in form of an affidavit.
"We have received an affidavit from Twitter in which they have accepted their mistake of wrongly geo-tagging a part of Ladakh and showing it as part of China. By November 30, 2020, they will rectify the mistake", she added.More news: China's COVID-19 Vaccine Administered To A Million People
This prompted a strongly worded letter from the secretary of Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MEITY), Ajay Prakash Sawhney, who reportedly expressed "strong disapproval" and warned the microblogging platform for "disrespect [ing] the country's sovereignty". "We would also like to apologise for any sentiments that were hurt because of this error", it added.
The Indian Army has established habitat facilities for its almost 50,000 additional troops deployed along the Line of Actual Control amid the ongoing border standoff with China in the Ladakh sector where temperatures have already reached minus 15-20 degree Celsius, sources in the defence ministry said. "The habitats were set up in quick time and the entire war machinery was pressed into action", he said.More news: Alberta’s COVID-19 tracing app used in fewer than 20 cases
Twitter was also asked about its banning policy, while some members also raised questions about Twitter's transparency policy and its actions during elections, especially vis-a-vis their policies in other countries.