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Ali Baba’s Jack Ma summoned by Indian courts on complaint of former employee who was fired for objecting against fake news on Company’s Apps

Lawstreet Journal 28 Jul 2020 7:36pm

Image courtesy: Lawstreet Journal Judiciary Ali Baba’s Jack Ma summoned by Indian courts on complaint of former employee who was fired for objecting against fake news on Company’s Apps

Indian Court summoned Jack Ma who is the founder of Alibaba.com for wrongfully firing an employee after objecting to what he saw as censorship and fake news on company apps, documents by Reuters showed. The case was filed after India banned Chinese apps including Alibaba’s UC News, UC Browser, and 57 other Chinese apps after a cold war between the countries on the border.

China criticized the ban and sought written answers from all the affected companies, including whether they censored content or acted for any foreign government. 

In a court filing dated 20th July, the former employee of Alibaba’s UC web, Pushpandra Singh Parmar alleged that the company used to censor content that was unfavorable in China and its apps UC Browser and UC News showcased false news “to cause social and political turmoil.”

The court documents show that Civil Judge Sonia Sheokand of a district court in Gurugram has issued a summons for Alibaba, Jack Ma, and about a dozen individuals and company units, asking them to appear before the court or through a lawyer on 29th July 2020.

According to the summons, the judge has sought written responses from the company and its executives within 30 days.

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 news. We are unable to comment on ongoing litigation.”

Alibaba representatives did not respond to requests from comments from the Chinese company or on… Continue Reading...


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