After marking Leh as part of the People’s Republic of China on Monday, Twitter has issued a clarification saying that they were made aware of the issue and it has been rectified.
“We became aware of this technical issue on Sunday, and understand and respect the sensitivities around it. The teams have worked swiftly to investigate and resolve the concerned geotag issue,” the statement read, as reported by ANI.
On 18th October, it was reported that Twitter was tagging Leh as part of the People’s Republic of China.
The issue was flagged by one Nitin A Gokhale, a national security analyst (as his Twitter bio reads), when he was doing a live video from Leh. He said he marked his location as “Hall of Fame Leh” but Twitter showed it as “Jammu and Kashmir, People’s Republic of China.”
The matter had erupted a controversy on Twitter with many users questioning if the social media giant’s policy on such matters had changed.
According to some other reports, it was also recently found that default weather apps of Chinese phones in India do not show reports for cities that China considers as disputed. For example, the default weather app on Xiaomi phones reportedly does not provide results for districts including Itanagar, Pasighat and Longding.