Alibaba, Jack Ma summoned by Gurugram district on the allegation against UC news

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Alibaba, Jack Ma summoned by Gurugram court on former employee's complaint
  • Alibaba’s former Indian employee registered a complaint against Alibaba UC News on spreading fake news on their app.
  • The court wrote a letter to Alibaba’s executives and co-founder Jack Ma to be present on the court within 30 days.
  • UC India stated that our policies are in compliance with the Indian laws and had not given further clarification on the allegation against the UC news.

After the immediate ban on 59 Chinese apps including Alibaba UC news, Alibaba started firing its Indian employees and winding up its operations in India.

A week later, UC news former employee registered the complaint against UC news on spreading fake news on their app in India.

Furthermore, After filing the complaint, Gurugram (Gurgaon) district court summoned (ordered to present) Alibaba executives and co-founder Jack Ma in court for further clarification on the allegation against their app and the platform.

According to the sources, Pushpandra Singh Parmar, who was a former associate director at the UC Web office until 2017 in Gurugram, has alleged that he was fired after his objection on “censorship and spreading fake news” on UC Browser and UC News.

The former employee of UC news put allegations on UC news on spreading fake news on their app in India.
The former employee of UC news put allegations on UC news on spreading fake news on their app in India.

The company also started winding up its offices and operation in India and fired the Indian employees based in Gurugram (Gurgaon).

Moreover, the report said that UC news used to restrict the news and reports which were unfavorable to China and its government.

In the Reuters report, UC India said that our policies comply with Indian laws. However, The company didn’t give clear clarification on the allegation against UC news.

The district court wrote a letter to the Alibaba executives and its co-founder Jack Ma to be present in the court within 30 days after the notice.

Before the 59 Chinese apps were banned, the UC Browser had been downloaded about 689 million times in India, while UC News had 79.8 million downloads, most during 2017 and 2018, data from analytics firm Sensor Tower showed.

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