Twitter removes distorted India map after uproar

Twitter removes distorted India map after uproar

The global map which earlier appeared on the careers webpage of the website under the section ‘Tweep Life'

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Microblogging platform Twitter has embroiled in yet another controversy after its website displayed a wrong map of India, showing Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh as a separate country.

After facing severe backlash from netizens, Twitter has removed the wrong map of India from its website on Monday night.

The global map which earlier appeared on the careers webpage of the website under the section ‘Tweep Life' was removed completely from the webpage.

Earlier in the day, the misrepresentation caused an uproar online with netizens seeking strict action aganist micro-blogging website. Even officials of the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology said they are planning to issue notice to the company seeking an explanation.

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.

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