New Delhi | Jagran News Desk: Microblogging website Twitter has apologised for wrongly geotagging a part of Ladakh as part of China and assured the parliamentary panel of rectifying the mistake by November 30, the Committee's chairman Meenakshi Lekhi said on Wednesday.

“We have received an affidavit from Twitter where they have accepted their mistake of wrongly geotagging a part of Ladakh and showing it as part of China and informed that they will rectify it by November 30,” Lekhi told news agency ANI. 

“Twitter apologised for the mistake and has informed us that they are working on a correction. By November 30, 2020, they will rectify the mistake,” she added.

The central government had come down heavily on Twitter over its misintepretation of India's map, saying that such attempts not only bring disrepute to the company but also raise questions on its neutrality and fairness. In a letter to Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey, Electronics & IT Ministry Secretary, Ajay Sawhney said that any attempt by Twitter to disrespect the sovereignty and integrity of India, which is also reflected by the maps, is totally unacceptable and also unlawful.

Acknowledging the Centre's letter, Twitter in its reply had said that the company is committed to work with the Indian government and respect the sensitivities involved. "Twitter remains committed to working with the Government of India. We respect the sensitivities involved and have duly acknowledged the letter", the Twitter spokesperson said.

Twitter had come under heavy criticism after the error, following which it had carried out a statement, saying it would resolve the concerned geotag issue swiftly. 

Posted By: Lakshay Raja