new Delhi. An Indian court has summoned Chinese billionaire Jack Ma in a case related to Fake News. According to a report in Reuters, Gurugram court sent this summons while acting on the complaint of an employee. The employee was employed at Alibaba Group's UC Webb, which accused the company of censoring news against Fake News and China. According to the complainant, he was fired from his job after complaining about it. Along with Jack Ma, summons have also been sent to many officers of the company in this case. The court has asked all these people to appear before themselves on July 29 or answer the summons through a lawyer. In the summons, the company and their officers have also been asked to file a written reply within 30 days.
According to Reuters, the complainant alleged that the UC Browser and UC News are censoring all the news that is against China as well as publishing fake news which has an impact on the country's social and political status. The complainant has also presented some such news as evidence, which later proved to be fake news. According to court documents, these reports were related to the start of war between India and Pakistan and the closure of 2000 rupee note. Which later proved to be fake. However, whether such news was published from websites or not, the company is yet to clear the situation. At the same time, the complainant claims that the company uses certain keywords to censor the news against China.
The Indian government has recently banned 59 such apps in the name of security which were either from China or Chinese companies were somehow connected to these apps. It also includes UC Browser and UC News. Before the ban, these apps were seeing a steady growth in India. Before the UC browser ban, 69 million times and UC News had been downloaded nearly 80 million times.
This post was published on July 26, 2020 2:06 pm
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