Twitter says sorry in writing for showing Leh as part of China, to rectify error by Nov 30

“We have received an affidavit from Twitter where they have accepted their mistake of wrongly geo-tagging a part of Ladakh and showing it as part of China… They have informed that they will rectify it by November 30,” Lekhi said.

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New Delhi: Microblogging website Twitter has formally apologised to the Government of India for showing Ladakh as part of China. Twitter is yet to rectify the map but it has promised to do so by November last week.

The social media giant wrote to India’s parliamentary panel regretting the error, Meenakshi Lekhi, Chairperson of the Joint Committee of Parliament on Data Protection Bill, said on Wednesday.

“We have received an affidavit from Twitter where they have accepted their mistake of wrongly geo-tagging a part of Ladakh and showing it as part of China… They have informed that they will rectify it by November 30,” Lekhi said.

“Twitter has apologised for hurting Indian sentiments and has sworn to correct the error by November 30, 2020,” she said.

Twitter had on October 18 shown Leh as part of China, after which the Union Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology issued a notice to it, raising strong objection.

The committee had come down heavily on Twitter last month for the glaring error, saying that this act of wrong depiction amounted to treason. The central committee had sought an explanation from the US-based social media platform through an affidavit.