Facebook, Twitter and Google: Lack of co-operation Over Hate Messages

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Facebook, Twitter and Google: Lack of co-operation Over Hate Messages

Indian Government is planning to act tough against social media users for posting inflammatory content on web. As we know such inflammatory content posted was one of the main reasons that caused exodus of north eastern Indians from major cites across India. Reports now indicate that social networking majors such as Facebook, Twitter and Google yet to co-operate with the Government and law enforcers for identifying the users behind the inflammatory content posting. 

As per the reports, the Department of Information Technology India wrote to Google, Facebook and Twitter for providing account details of users involved in the uploading of inflammatory messages, videos and images. The letter was sent almost 10 days back. The information was sought in the wake of legal authorities seeking information on internet users whose posts were blocked as part of emergency initiatives. 

There have been reports of a growing dissatisfaction among the Government and Law enforcers towards the approach and reluctance of the international social media players to help them. However, these reports were dismissed as baseless by both Facebook and Google. However, one of the DIT officials stated Google made it clear that they had removed objectionable posts as per their company policies and not as per the instructions of the law enforcers.

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