US tech giants voice concern over Indias factchecking rule

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  • Under the new regulations, these firms must rely on New Delhi’s own fact-checking unit to verify claims.India is a key overseas market for Facebook, Twitter and Google.
  • Facebook and Google have ploughed more than $15 billion into India in the past decade as they raced to win the last great growth market.
  • The ministry’s notification of such draconian rules is therefore regrettable.
The Asia Internet Coalition, an influential industry organization representing technology giants such as Facebook, Twitter, Google, Apple, and Amazon, has voiced concerns over a recent amendment to I [+1471 chars]