Social media giant Twitter Inc has apologised to an Indian parliamentary panel for showing a northern Himalayan region as part of China, promising to make corrections by month-end, the panel’s chief said on Wednesday.
Twitter’s chief privacy officer, Damien Kieran, sent an apology letter to the Joint Committee on the Personal Data Protection Bill after the company geo-tagged India’s northern territory of Ladakh as being in neighbouring China, the panel’s head Meenakashi Lekhi told Reuters.
“They have apologised in writing for hurting the feelings of Indians,” said Lekhi, also a lawmaker from the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP).
“We are committed to protecting assets of India – both physically and digitally”.
Twitter has assured the panel that the matter will be resolved by Nov. 30, she added.