Twitter became the recipient of nationwide scorn this past week, after its location tagging system showed the Union Territory of Ladakh as a part of China. Now, it has been admonished by the Indian government, according to reports by multiple publications including Economic Times and PTI. Ajay Sawhney, secretary, Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MEITY) has written to Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey, expressing "strong disapproval" over the issue and and warned the company for "disrespect[ing] the country's sovereignty". How it started: On October 19, Nitin Gokhale, a journalist and security analyst, went live from the Hall of Fame in Leh. Twitter showed his location as "Jammu and Kashmir, People's Republic of China". Gokhale asked his followers to "flood" Twitter with complaints, and said the Indian government should take immediate action. The next day, Gokhale said Twitter had acknowledged that it had been a mistake, and had resolved it after investigation. Gokhale was not satisfied: when he went live again, Twitter showed his location as "Jammu And Kashmir", and not the Union Territory of Ladakh, to reflect the region's current status since the reorganisation of the erstwhile state in August 2019. Gokhale's tweets were shared widely on the microblogging platform. See this Twitter! When I put Hall of Fame Leh as the location, see what it shows. I tested it deliberately.@Twitter @TwitterIndia @TwitterSupport pic.twitter.com/sGMbmjJ60c — Nitin A. Gokhale (@nitingokhale) October 18, 2020 India and China are party to several territorial disputes. The Aksai Chin region, claimed by India to be…
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