It is reported that Google subsidiary Alphabet Inc. (NASDAQ: GOOG ) (NASDAQ: GOOGL ) has opposed the creation of a self-regulatory body to deal with user complaints in the Indian social media industry. Facebook and Twitter (NYSE: TWTR) Meta Platforms Inc. (NASDAQ: META) supported the project.
In June, India proposed a government body to handle consumer complaints about content management options. India also welcomes the self-regulatory body.
Facebook and Twitter hate government panels, but the lack of agreement between the digital giants makes it more likely. After discussions between government and business representatives, Google cited weakness in its self-regulatory system because it recommended that external reviewers rule that Google restores content even if it violates internal policies.
Concerns about the self-regulatory system have been raised by ShareChat and Snap Inc (NYSE: SNAP ). Twitter came under fire after it disabled the accounts of prominent Indians, including politicians, for violating the rules.
Twitter has been linked with the Indian government for violating an order to completely stop spreading false information. For years, India’s government has clashed with Western technology companies, which have argued that stricter regulations could harm their business and investment plans.