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Twitter apologises to Meenakshi Lekhi-led committee for incorrectly geo-tagging Ladakh: Reports

Twitter has tendered a written apology to the Joint Parliamentary Committee on the Personal Data Protection Bill for incorrectly geo-tagging Ladakh in China, the Committee’s Chairperson Meenakshi Lekhi said on November 18, PTI reported. In the signed affidavit, Twitter’s Chief Privacy Officer Damien Karien has reportedly promised to correct the error by November 20. The issue arose on October 19 when Nitin Gokhale, a journalist and security analyst, went live on Twitter from Leh. However, Twitter showed his location as “Jammu and Kashmir, People’s Republic of China” instead of the Union Territory of Ladakh, the region’s current classification post the abrogation of Article 270 in August 2019. Gokhale later tweeted that Twitter had acknowledged its mistake and had resolved it after investigation. This prompted a strongly worded letter from the secretary of Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MEITY), Ajay…

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