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Twitter map row: Parliamentary committee calls it 'criminal offence'

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The company’s statement comes in the backdrop of its appearance in front of the joint committee of parliament on Data Protection Bill, 2019

Press Trust of India New Delhi
A parliamentary committee on Wednesday came down heavily on Twitter for showing Ladakh as part of China, saying it amounted to treason and an explanation must be tendered by the US-based parent of the social media platform in form of an affidavit, sources in the panel said.

Appearing before the joint committee of parliament on Data Protection Bill, chaired by BJP MP Meenakshi Lekhi, representatives of Twitter India “begged apology”, but they were told by the members that it was a criminal offence that questioned the sovereignty of the country and an affidavit must be submitted by Twitter Inc, not by

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First Published: Oct 28 2020 | 11:49 PM IST

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