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Twitter Removes Distorted Map of India Showing J-K, Ladakh as Separate Country

Representative photo.

Representative photo.

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

Twitter has removed from its website a wrong map of India that showed Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh as a separate country, according to reports.

Earlier on Monday, the Ministry of Electronics and Information said it will look into the case of Twitter displaying the wrong map, the Hindustan Times reported.

Amid a stand-off with the Indian government over compliance with new IT rules, the Twitter website displayed a wrong map of India, showing Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh as a separate country. The glaring distortion appeared on the career section of Twitter website under the header ‘Tweep Life’.

This is the second time Twitter has misrepresented India’s map. Earlier, it had shown Leh as a part of China. The US digital giant has been engaged in a tussle with the Indian government over the new social media rules.

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The government has slammed Twitter for deliberate defiance and failure to comply with the country’s new IT rules, which has led to the microblogging platform losing its legal shield as an intermediary in India, and becoming liable for users posting any unlawful content.

With PTI inputs

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first published:June 28, 2021, 15:13 IST