Alibaba, Jack Ma summoned by Indian court

Alibaba and its founder Jack are summoned by Indian court in a case of wrongful termination.

Pushpandra Singh Parmar, who worked as an associate director at the UC Web office in Gurugram until October 2017, claims he was fired after he pointed out to his superiors the spread of ‘fake news’ and ‘censorship’ on company apps. The former employee filed the case on July 20, saying the company used to censor content seen as unfavourable to China and its apps UC Browser and UC News showcased false news “to cause social and political turmoil”

Mr Parmar was able to step forward after India has grown concerned over rising political agression from China.

The Indian IT Ministry suspected that Alibaba apps and browser worked for Chinese government.

India has already banned 59 apps that are seen as threats to India’s sovereignty. Indian IT minister said the decision was taken to safeguard citizens, data, and public order’.

The UC Browser had been downloaded at least 689 million times in India, while UC News had 79.8 million downloads, mostly during 2017 and 2018.

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