“Dear @WhatsApp Rqst that u pls fix the India map error asap. All platforms that do business in India and/or want to continue to do business in India, must use correct maps,” tweeted Chandrasekhar.
Dear @WhatsApp – Rqst that u pls repair the India map error asap. All platforms that do trade in India and/or wan… https://t.co/aixKMIYkSw
— Rajeev Chandrasekhar 🇮🇳 (@Rajeev_GoI) 1672483478000
WhtasApp instantly deleted the tweet and apologized for the inadvertent error. “Thank you Minister for pointing out the unintentional error; we have promptly removed the stream, apologies. We will be mindful in the future,” stated WhatsApp responding to the minister’s tweet.
Incidentally, that is the second one ‘caution’ issued via the minister in the previous couple of days. Recently, Chandrasekhar issued a identical ‘caution’ to Zoom CEO and founder Eric Yuan after he tweeted a video that confirmed a distorted map of India.
“You may want to make sure you use correct maps of the countries you do/want to do business in,” Chandrasekhar instructed Yuan.
chances are you’ll need to ensure u use right kind maps of the nations u do / need to do trade in @ericsyuan https://t.co/wveFuhh9xJ
— Rajeev Chandrasekhar 🇮🇳 (@Rajeev_GoI) 1672239807000
Yuan had tweeted a video that highlighted the highest video calling platforms around the globe. The video within the tweet had the flawed map of India. The map didn’t have the union territory of Jammu and Kashmir.
Zoom CEO deleted the tweet after Chandrasekhar’s tweet. He additionally thanked the minister and others who identified the mistake. “I recently took down a tweet that many of you had pointed out had issues with the map. Thank you for the feedback!!” he tweeted.
I lately took down a tweet that lots of you had identified had problems with the map. Thanks for the comments!!
— Eric S. Yuan (he / him / his) (@ericsyuan) 1672246873000