Google-Facebook: Google has opposed a proposal to develop a regulatory body for the social media sector in India to listen to user complaints. At this week’s meeting, a Google executive told other attendees that the company was not confident about the way a self-regulatory body would work. Said body would mean a heavy review of decisions that could compel Google to reinstate the content.
Facebook and Twitter support
The international news agency report said that the proposal has received support from social media giants Facebook and Twitter, but Google has raised serious objections to it. The central government had last June proposed to appoint a government panel to hear users’ complaints about content moderation decisions. In which it said that the industry can consider a self-regulatory body if it so desires.
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instructions are dangerous
The international news agency quoted sources as saying that the lack of consensus among the tech giants increases the chances of a government panel being formed. Google, not a self-regulatory body, called such a directive dangerous. Apart from Facebook, Twitter and Google, representatives of Snap and popular Indian social media platform Share Chat were also present in the meeting.
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