Alibaba founder instructed to look in Gurugram court docket


New Delhi, July 26

A Gurugram district court docket has summoned Alibaba and its founder Jack Ma on July 29, asking them to look in court docket or by means of a lawyer, in a case by which a former worker in India says he was wrongfully fired after objecting to what he noticed as censorship and pretend information on firm apps.

‘Wrongful’ sacking 

  • An ex-employee stated he was wrongfully fired after objecting to what he noticed as censorship and pretend information on its apps
  • He has alleged the corporate used to censor content material seen as unfavourable to China and its apps UC Browser and UC News showcased faux information ‘to cause social and political turmoil’

The case comes weeks after India cited safety considerations in banning Alibaba’s UC News, UC Browser and 57 different Chinese apps after a conflict between the 2 international locations’ forces on their border. Following the ban, which China has criticised, India sought written solutions from all affected corporations, together with whether or not they censored content material or acted for any international authorities. In court docket filings dated July 20 and beforehand not reported, the previous worker of Alibaba’s UC Web, Pushpendra Singh Parmar, alleges the corporate used to censor content material seen as unfavourable to China and its apps UC Browser and UC News showcased faux information “to cause social and political turmoil”. — Reuters



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