Taking place in the National Capital of India, an employee says he was wrongfully fired after objecting to what he saw as censorship and fake news on company apps.
To keep in mind, India recently banned a host of apps of Chinese origin including Alibaba’s UC News and UC Browser. There is also a stand-off between the troops of both the countries in Galwan Valley and efforts of de-escalation are underway.
Pushpandra Singh: Former Alibaba Employee
In court filings dated July 20 and previously not reported, the former employee of Alibaba’s UC Web, Pushpandra Singh Parmar, alleges the company used to censor content seen as unfavorable to China and its apps UC Browser and UC News showcased false news “to cause social and political turmoil”.
Even though UC India said in a statement it had been “unwavering in its commitment to the Indian market and the welfare of its local employees, and its policies are in compliance with local laws. We are unable to comment on ongoing litigation”, the company was approached by various media agencies for a reaction on the above but no comments have been recorded from any official.
Indian Court Issued a summon for Alibaba and Jack Ma
Civil Judge Sonia Sheokand of a district court in Gurugram, a satellite city of India’s capital, New Delhi, has issued a summons for Alibaba and Jack Ma soliciting either their or their lawyer’s presence in the judicial court on July 29.
UC browser holds a large market in the subcontinent with over 685 million downloads pre-ban. UC News is a great value provider as well with well above 78 million readers/downloads.
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