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Twitter Shows India’s Leh In ‘Jammu-Kashmir, People’s Republic Of China’

 Xiaomi's weather app omits Arunchal

New Delhi- social media giant Twitter on Sunday  displayed Jammu-Kashmir’s Leh as a part of ‘People’s Republic of China’. Similarly, Xiaomi smart phone’s weather app was not displaying weather for locations in Arunachal Pradesh.

The social media giant Twitter on Sunday  displayed Jammu-Kashmir’s Leh as a part of ‘People’s Republic of China’. National Security Analyst Nitin Gokhale who was live on Twitter near Leh airport, noticed that his location was displaying as ‘Jammu and Kashmir, People’s Republic of China’.

This anomaly was raised by Observer Research Foundation (ORF) chairman Kanchan Gupta to Twitter India, stating that it was not an ‘isolated incident’, but that several netizens who were logging online faced the same issue.

Similarly, another tech giant – Xiaomi ran into trouble when its smart phone’s weather app was not displaying weather for locations in Arunachal Pradesh. After many netizens complained about the same, Xiaomi India clarified that the weather app was unable to understand data for many locations as it used ‘data from multiple third-party data sources’. It added that the technical error has been fixed now.

 

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