February 2016 News

Twitter Shows Jammu In Pakistan, Jammu & Kashmir In China

17 February 2016
Times of India


New Delhi: Twitter has made a blunder as the site is showing the region of Jammu and Kashmir as parts of Pakistan and China. The micro-blogging site is facing a lot of criticism from the Indian users on social for this debacle. When using location services, if you type Jammu then you will automatically receive suggestions for Jammu as part of Pakistan. Also, when you type Jammu and Kashmir in the field it shows the state to be part of People's Republic of China. Twitter enables users to tag a place in their tweets. Consumers can either select their current location automatically (by GPS) or manually select a location option by typing the name of the city. Users were shocked to witness this situation, when they saw Jammu or Kashmir as part of countries like China and Pakistan. This could be an algorithm error made by the team. Twitter has not given any clarification on the issue yet. In 2013, Google also made a similar error and received a lot of flak from the Indian user. The search engine giant accidently showed Arunachal Pradesh as part of China. The Google Map site for China showed the north-eastern states and Kashmir as part of China, too. However, when a user browsed Google Maps from India they were shown a different map, with AP and Kashmir as part of India.

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