Alibaba, Jack Ma summoned by Gurugram court on ex-employee’s complaint

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In a major development, Chinese E-commerce giant Alibaba and its founder Jack Ma have been summoned by a Gurugram court after the company’s former employee alleged that he was fired for objecting censorship and fake news on company’s applications.

According to a report in Reuters, court filings showed that the ex-employee, identified as Pushandra Singh Parmar, alleged that Alibaba’s subsidiary companies — UC Browser and UC News showcased false news to “cause social and political turmoil.”

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Posted by NewsMobile on Sunday, 26 July 2020

Sonia Sheokand, Judge of the district court in Gurugram, has issued summons for Alibaba, Jack Ma and a dozen individuals, reports Reuters.

The development comes weeks after India cited security concerns that later lead to banning 59 major Chinese apps from India including famous entertainment app TikTok and UC Browser.

The decision was taken by the Modi government after Indian and Chinese forces clashed at the Line of Actual Control (LAC) in Ladakh’s Galwan Valley region.

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