Twitter India MD Manish Maheshwari booked for showing distorted map of India

New Delhi: India Managing Director Manish Maheshwari has been booked under Section 505 (2) of IPC and Section 74 of IT (Amendment) Act 2008 for showing wrong map of India on its website, on complaint of a Bajrang Dal leader in Bulandshahr.

Faced with severe backlash, microblogging site Twitter on Monday removed from its website a distorted map of India, which depicted Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh as not part of the country.

The map, which appeared on the Twitter website’s Career page under the heading ‘Tweep Life’ section was removed from the webpage late today. The incorrect map attracted heavy criticism from netizens and demands of action against the microblogging site.

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Bharatiya Janata Party’s national president of IT cell Amit Malviya on Monday slammed the social media platform for posting an erroneous map.

Previously, in October 2020, Twitter had labelled the Indian territory of Leh in Ladakh as part of the People’s Republic of China (PRC).

The government of India had then issued a warning to CEO Jack Dorsey over the misrepresentation of the Indian map. Giving notice to Twitter, Secretary IT had said that such attempts not only bring disrepute to Twitter but also raise questions about its neutrality and fairness as an intermediary

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