Mark Zuckerberg Deletes Facebook Post Showing Distorted Map of India

Mark Zuckerberg Deletes Facebook Post Showing Distorted Map of India
New Delhi: It was Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg's birthday yesterday, but he didn't get much love from Indians. After outrage that he posted an infographic on Facebook which features a map of India without Jammu and Kashmir, Zuckerberg removed the post.

However, he hasn't responded to the controversy surrounding the post.

Mr Zuckerberg posted the infographic on May 13 announcing the launch of Internet.org in Malawi, Africa. It shows countries where Facebook's initiative has been launched.

"With this launch, Internet.org is now available to more than 1 billion people around the world!" he posted.

Angry Indians did not take long to spot his error and informed him in many comments, each endorsed with likes by many more people.

"Great Job, Please correct the Indian MAP on this Picture, Kashmir is Missing," pointed out Akhil Dev. His comment has almost 2500 likes and over 350 replies.

Another user fixed Mr Zuckerberg's inforgraphic with the correct map of India.

On Twitter, meanwhile, there was controversy over a map of India that state-run China television channel CCTV carried, removing Kashmir and Arunachal Pradesh, which China claims as Southern Tibet.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi is on a three-day visit to China. At talks with Chinese president Xi Jinping today, he had raised India's objection to Beijing issuing visas stapled to the passports of Arunachal residents, instead of stamps within.
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