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New Delhi: In contemporary hassle for the microblogging website, Twitter India Managing Director (MD) Manish Maheshwari has been booked beneath Part 505 (2) of IPC and Part 74 of IT (Modification) Act 2008 for exhibiting the improper map of India on its web site, on the criticism of a Bajrang Dal chief in Bulandshahr.
A war-of-words broke out on Monday after the ‘careers’ web page of the Twitter web site depicted an incorrect Indian map exhibiting Ladakh as part of China and Jammu and Kashmir as a separate nation.
“This isn’t the primary time that Twitter has acquired India’s map improper and that is maybe the rationale why middleman pointers mandate that social media and tech firm staff ought to perceive the native cultural sensitivities in territorial points. I suppose it’s time to realise that there’s inadequacy in compliance with the legislation of land,” BJP IT Cell in-charge Amit Malviya mentioned.
The web page was later faraway from the Twitter web site. This isn’t the primary time the microblogging website posted an faulty map of India. In October 2020, Twitter had proven Leh as part of the Individuals’s Republic of China (PRC).
Twitter vs Centre row: In a nutshell
The row comes at a time when Twitter has locked horns with the federal government over the amended IT guidelines. Twitter India MD has additionally been summoned a number of occasions within the current previous over the video of an aged man in Loni, which, in line with the authorities ‘disrupted social concord’.
Extra not too long ago, the federal government additionally revoked Twitter’s middleman standing, thus making it instantly accountable for the content material posted on the social media platform.