UC Browser (File Photo)
Chandigarh: The banned China app UC Browser and UC News in India have been severely accused. The former employee of the company alleges that both these apps of Chinese e-commerce company Alibaba promoted fake news and censored negative content related to China. The employee alleges that when he raised voice against it, he was unfairly dismissed from his job. Now on the complaint of the employee, a district court of Gurugram has sent summons to Alibaba founder Jack Ma and about a dozen people.
According to the information received, Pushpendra Singh Parmar, a former employee of the company, in his petition in the court has accused the Alibaba app of spreading censorship and fake news. Also said that he was fired from his job after objecting to it. After which the court has sent summons to Chinese giant Alibaba and its founder Jack Ma and other officials and asked them to appear in the court. TikTok fined more than Rs 1 crore in South Korea, accused of misusing data of children under 14
Parmar, who worked as an associate director at UC Web until October 2017, says that Alibaba used to censor content that used to be against China. At the same time, UC Browser and UC News used to promote fake news for the purpose of creating social and political turmoil. The hearing of this case is being held in the Civil Court of Gurugram adjacent to Delhi. The court has asked everyone to appear in person or through a lawyer on 29 July. However, the company has not given any comment on this matter.
This case came at a time when India banned 59 mobile apps belonging to China, including popular TicketTock and apps like UC Browser, UC News, a few weeks ago. The government said that these apps were harmful to the sovereignty, integrity and national security of the country. After this, Alibaba laid off 90 per cent of its employees working in UC offices in Mumbai and Gurugram.