Sood said the decision was "disappointing," though he added that it "wasn't all that surprising." Sood stated, "I believe the UK government just wants to send a clear message that it will not roll over for these large tech companies and be a passive spectator. "I think that they are just trying to show their teeth. "Sood described the decision as "disappointing," yet said that it was "not at all surprising." Sood stated, "I think that the UK government just wants to send a clear message to these large tech companies. They are not going to kowtow and be silent." "I think they are just trying to show teeth."