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Raises questions over your neutrality: India writes to Twitter on wrong geotag for Ladakh

Such attempts not only bring disrepute to twitter but also raises question on its neutrality

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, Oct. 22 — has conveyed its disapproval to for reportedly showing Jammu and as part of in its location tag in a live broadcast. Amid the ongoing standoff with , India warned Twitter that any attempt by the giant to “disrespect sovereignty and integrity of India, which is also reflected by the maps, is totally unacceptable and also unlawful”.

Such attempts not only bring disrepute to twitter but also raises question on its neutrality, fairness, Ajay Sawhney, secretary of the electronics and department wrote to Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey.

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The incident came to the fore on Sunday when author and national analyst Nitin Gokhale started live broadcast on Twitter from the Hall of Fame – a memorial in Leh. The location tag displayed in the was marked ‘Jammu and Kashmir, People’s Republic of China.’

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Twitter acknowledged the issue and blamed technical snag for it. “We became aware of this technical issue on Sunday, and understand and respect the sensitivities around it. Teams have worked swiftly to investigate and resolve the concerned geotag issue.

Responding to the letter, Twitter spokesperson said Twitter remains committed to working with the of India. “We respect the sensitivities involved and have duly acknowledged the letter,” the spokesperson said.

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