This is the third case that has been registered against Twitter in a day and the second case concerning the inaccurate map on its website Madhya Pradesh police have booked a case against Twitter India's Manish Maheshwari after the social media platform posted an inaccurate depiction of India's map on their website, confirmed an MP Police official to MediaNama. The FIR was registered on Tuesday by the Madhya Pradesh State Cyber Cell under relevant sections of the Information Technology Act. MediaNama has reached out to State Cyber Cell SP Gurukaran Singh, and the post will be updated when we receive a response. "We received a serious complaint against Twitter related to the map of India. People from social and political organisations filed a report with the cyber police. Officials took cognisance and filed an FIR against Twitter India Managing Director Manish Maheshwari (sic)," said MP Home Minister Narottam Mishra to news agency ANI. Earlier on Tuesday, based on a complaint by Bajrang Dal, Uttar Pradesh Police also named Maheshwari in a first information report (FIR) over the map which showed Jammu, Kashmir, and Ladakh being outside India. The map in question was displayed in the “Tweep Life” section of Twitter’s careers page. Although it appears that the incorrect map has been on Twitter’s website since May (MediaNama verified this by checking the archived version of the site), the issue was brought into the spotlight only yesterday. The map was removed within hours after the company faced public backlash and the government…
Madhya Pradesh Police registers case against Twitter India’s Manish Maheshwari over distorted India map
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