Madhya Pradesh govt to take action against Twitter over distorted map of India


graphical user interface: Madhya Pradesh govt to take action against Twitter over distorted map of India Kicker: Madhya Pradesh Home Minister Narottam Mishra on Tuesday said that the state government will initiate legal action against Twitter for showing a distorted map on Ind

Madhya Pradesh govt to take action against Twitter over distorted map of India Kicker: Madhya Pradesh Home Minister Narottam Mishra on Tuesday said that the state government will initiate legal action against Twitter for showing a distorted map on Ind

The Madhya Pradesh government on Tuesday said that it will take legal action against Twitter for putting out a distorted map of India on their site, which showed Jammu and Kashmir, and Ladakh detached from the country.

Madhya Pradesh Home Minister Narottam Mishra said, ” Very serious case of tampering with the map of India has come to the fore. There have been many complaints against Twitter in this regard from many political-social organizations. The higher officials of the Home Department have investigated and taken cognizance of these.”

In a video message uploaded on Twitter, Narottam Mishra said that ‘for a long time, something is going on continuously against the country. Sometimes there are comments against Bharat Mata and sometimes showing the wrong map of the country on Twitter. These are all serious issues and they cannot be taken lightly.”

Narottam Mishra has instructed DGP Madhya Pradesh Vivek Johri to take action against Twitter.

WHAT EXACTLY HAPPENED?

The social media giants came under the fire on Monday for putting out a controversial map of India. The map, which appeared on the career section of the micro-blogging platform, showed Jammu-Kashmir and Ladakh detached from the country.


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The distortion of the Indian map appears on the career section of Twitter website under the header ‘Tweep Life’.

Twitter dropped the incorrect map from its website following a heavy backlash from netizens who demanded strict action against the US digital giant.

This latest development comes amidst an ongoing tussle between the social media giants and the Indian government.

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Twitter and the Central government have been at loggerheads over multiple instances in the past months, including during the farmers’ protest and later when the microblogging platform tagged political posts of several leaders of the ruling party BJP as “manipulated media”.

Most recently, Twitter has drawn flak for its failure to fully comply with the new IT rules, which mandates among other requirements, the appointment of three key personnel – chief compliance officer, nodal officer and grievance officer by social media platforms with over 50 lakh users.

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