Twitter displays J&K, Ladakh as separate countries

Twitter displays Jammu & Kashmir, Ladakh as separate countries

This is not the first time Twitter has committed a faux pas when it comes to geographical boundaries

'Tweep life' section of Twitter's careers page shows J&K as a separate country. Credit: https://careers.twitter.com/en/tweep-life.html

Microblogging platform Twitter is embroiled in yet another controversy. The company's careers webpage displayed a wrong map of India, showing Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh as a separate country. The distortion appears under the ''Tweep Life'' section of the webpage.

"The Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology noticed this and is likely to issue notice to the US-based firm seeking an explanation," sources in the government said.

The misrepresentation caused an uproar online with netizens seeking action against the website.

This is the second time Twitter has misrepresented India's map. Earlier, it had shown Leh as part of China.

In October last year, the government had served Twitter with a notice over the geotag for Leh showing it as a part of China. After a strong warning from the government, Twitter apologised and corrected the map.

The current map fiasco comes at a time when the company is engaged in an escalating battle with the government over the new social media and intermediary guidelines.

The platform has appointed its global legal policy director Jeremy Kessel as the new grievance officer for users in India.

Day after Twitter's interim resident grievance officer  Dharmendra Chatur, quit the post, an update on Twitter’s website on Monday morning showed that Jeremy Kessel with a California address as the grievance officer along with contact information for users in India.

However, the appointment of California-based Jeremy Kessel is not in line with the new IT rules.

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