Days after the Central government issued a notice to social media giant Twitter for wrongly geotagging a part of Ladakh as part of China, it has finally tendered apology to the Indian government. An announcement to this effect was made by Joint Committee of Parliament on Data Protection Bill Chairperson Meenakshi Lekhi. However, Twitter, had called it a technical issue that had been swiftly resolved.
“In the last few weeks, we have worked towards resolving the geo-tag issue in a manner wherein Leh as well as other cities in the Union Territory of Ladakh will now accurately show with their respective city name, state and country. In addition to this, we are also reviewing the geo-tag for various other cities in Jammu and Kashmir. This work is already in progress and we are targeting November 30, 2020 to complete this exercise,” said twitter in its affidavit submitted before the parliamentary panel.