After WhatsApp Tweets Wrong Map Of India, Minister’s Subtle Warning

After WhatsApp Tweets Wrong Map Of India, Minister’s Subtle Warning
After WhatsApp Tweets Wrong Map Of India, Minister’s Subtle Warning

After WhatsApp Tweets Wrong Map Of India, Minister's Subtle Warning

IT Minister Rajeev Chandrasekhar took word of the improper map nearly instantly. (File)

New Delhi:

Union IT Minister Rajeev Chandrasekhar right now had delicate warning for WhatsApp because the messaging platform, on its Twitter deal with, posted a graphic that confirmed an incorrect map of India. 

In highlighting India on the globe, the map excluded Pakistan-occupied Kashmir and a few Indian territories claimed by China.

In a “request” to WhatsApp to appropriate it, the minister stated in a quote-tweet: “All platforms that do enterprise in India and/or wish to proceed to do enterprise in India, should use appropriate maps.”

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Screenshot of the minister’s tweet that quoted WhatsApp’s graphic that carried a improper map.

Mr Chandrasekhar tagged Meta, the corporate that owns WhatsApp amongst different platforms reminiscent of Facebook and Instagram.

It was inside hours of WhatsApp sending out the tweet — publicising its multi-location livestream for New Year’s Eve — that the minister observed and addressed Meta round 4 pm.

The unique tweet by WhatsApp had not been taken down but, when this report was written at 5.30 pm.

Wrong depiction of India’s territory can result in a police case and the regulation offers for jail time period too.

India has expressed displeasure earlier as effectively at corporations and different our bodies, even the World Health Organization, over utilizing improper maps, significantly over the depiction of Kashmir.

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