Google, a subsidiary of Alphabet Inc. (NASDAQ: GOOG) (NASDAQ: GOOGL), reportedly objected to the establishment of a self-regulatory body in India’s social media industry to address user complaints.
Facebook and Twitter Inc. (NYSE: TWTR) of Meta Platforms Inc. (NASDAQ: META) supported the plan.
In June, India suggested creating a government body to hear customer complaints about content management choices. Also welcoming of a self-regulatory agency in India.
Facebook and Twitter hate government panels, but the lack of agreement among the digital titans raises the probability of one.
Following a discussion between the government and business representatives, Google indicated indifference in the self-regulatory organization since it suggested external reviews of judgments that would compel Google to reinstate content even if it contravened internal policy.
Concerns about a self-regulatory system have also been expressed by ShareChat and Snap Inc (NYSE: SNAP).
Twitter came under fire after blocking the accounts of prominent Indians, including politicians, citing policy violations.
Twitter also got into a fight with the Indian government when it disobeyed directives to stop circulating false information completely. For years, the Indian government has been at conflict with Western tech companies that claim that stringent rules harm their business and investment plans.