Social Media website Twitter showed Jammu and Kashmir as part of People’s Republic of China in the timelines.
The matter was raised by Nitin A. Gokhle, a senior defence journalist after Twitter showed J&K as a part of China during live broadcast.
Tweeple pl put Hall of Fame Leh as your location for live broadcast and see what’s happening. It shows location as Jammu and Kashmir, Peoples Republic of China. I tested it again. Outrageous. Pl flood Twitter with complaints. GoI should take immediate action. @rsprasad pic.twitter.com/pbnr8364at— Nitin A. Gokhale (@nitingokhale) October 18, 2020
Nitin Gokhle put another location of Leh’s Kushak Bakula Airport and Twitter was still showing his location as “Jammu and Kashmir, People’s Republic of China”.
This matter was also raised Kanchan Gupta, Distinguished Fellow, Observer Research Foundation (ORF) after twitter showed J&K as a part of China.
So @Twitter has decided to reconfigure geography and declare Jammu & Kashmir as part of People's Republic of #China . If this is not a violation of #India laws, what is? Citizens of India have been punished for far less. But US Big Tech is above the law? @nitingokhale @rsprasad pic.twitter.com/euelMvCxTy— Kanchan Gupta (@KanchanGupta) October 18, 2020
Other Twitter users also responded to Gokhale’s tweet. He also said that the same type of location is showing them as well. Even before this, Twitter has done this kind of action. In 2012, there was a complaint that Twitter is describing Jammu and Kashmir as part of the People’s Republic of China. Twitter officials called it a technical flaw and said it would be rectified soon.