On Twitter Website, J&K And Ladakh Shown Outside India Map, Govt May Take Tough Action: Sources

The central government has indicated to take a tough stand against Twitter (symbolic photo)

New Delhi:

Twitter has removed an incorrect map of India showing separate countries of Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh from its website. After the controversy over the map, there was a demand for action against this social media platform. Let us tell you that Twitter had shown Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh outside the map of India, due to which strict action could be taken against it by the government. For this move of Twitter, it has been facing fierce criticism on social media and action is being demanded on it.

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In the map shown by Twitter, Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh were shown as separate countries. This map was revealed under the “Tweep Life” section of Twitter, in which Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh were shown outside India. A Twitter user drew attention to the distorted map, and people’s reactions came to the fore in this matter.

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Sources had told that the government can take very strict action in this matter. This is the latest episode in the ongoing confrontation between the central government and Twitter. Even before this, there has been a heated argument between the government and Twitter regarding the new IT rules.

Significantly, in the last one month, many cases of confrontation between Twitter and the government have come to the fore. Two days ago, Twitter blocked the accounts of IT Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad and Parliamentary Committee Chairman and Congress leader Shashi Tharoor for an hour. At the same time, a few days ago in Ghaziabad, the head of Twitter India was called for questioning after registering an FIR for spreading misleading information in the case of beating of a Muslim elder.

At the same time, the matter of removing blue ticks from verified accounts of some RSS leaders by Twitter was also heated. The government has withdrawn the exemption given to Twitter from legal action for not implementing the new IT rules applicable to digital companies within the May 26 deadline. In such a situation, he may have to face legal action for any objectionable content on his platform.

Union Information Technology Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad recently asked social media forums not to give speeches to India on “freedom of speech” and “democracy” and reiterated that if “these profit making companies” want to make money in India So they have to follow the “Constitution of India and Indian Laws”.

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Delivering a lecture at an event, Prasad had said that the new Information Technology (IT) guidelines are not related to the use of social media but deal with “misuse” and “misuse” of social media platforms. He said the purpose of these laws is to regulate content on social media firms and to make Facebook, WhatsApp and Twitter more accountable to legal requests made to expedite the removal of posts and to share details of originators of messages. is.

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