Twitter might face government action for carrying the wrong map of India which portrays Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh as a separate country.
The map of India which appeared on the ‘Tweep Life’ section of Twitter showed J&K and Ladakh outside of India. A twitter user flagged the distorted map and has resulted in many angry reactions towards it.
While the ongoing standoff between Indian Government and Twitter, this was the latest controversy, among a range of issues like tagging the BJP leaders post as manipulated media to the new rules for social media sites.
Twitter had flagged freedom of expression concerns while responding to the new rules which included the appointment of the India-based compliance officers.
Twitter, on May 31, told the Delhi High Court that it was appointing Dharmendra Chatur, as a partner at a law firm representative of Twitter as its interim grievance redressal officer. The government howsoever said that it would not accept the appointment of outsiders to the statutory posts.
Dharmendra Chatur quit on Sunday, weeks after his appointment, and now twitter has appointed a US-based Global Legal Policy Director Jeremy Kessel as the grievance officer of India. According to the new rule it requires an Indian Resident for the role.
The police in Uttar Pradesh, run by the BJP, had summoned Mr Maheshwari for failing to stop the spread of a video that reportedly had been aimed at inciting religious discord.
The Twitter account of Ravi Shankar Prasad, Union IT Minister, on Friday, was locked allegedly over copyright violations and the minister said that he had been denied access to his account for over an hour due to violations of copyright law by posting clips of himself from television debates.