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#IndiaWantsNetNeutrality, But Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg Doesn't Think India Needs It

‪#‎IndiaWantsNetNeutrality‬, But Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg Doesn't Think India Needs It


Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg recently hosted a Q&A session Facebook profile page and soon after we spotted this response 
he gave about the net neutrality aspect of his Internet.org project.
To TechCrunch journalist Josh Constine's question about how Facebook can decide what free websites it wants to give India access to viaInternet.org ( a Facebook initiative to provide free internet access via Reliance in 6 states), Zuckerberg offered an answer PR people would love to have woven themselves.
To deconstruct this incredibly well crafted response, I turned to Reddit India, the hub of all
In the words of a Reddit user:
1) Agree with your consumer's Point of View
I think net neutrality is important to make sure network operators don't discriminate and limit access to services people want to use, especially in countries where most people are online.


2) Now, very nicely, insert you Point of View
For people who are not on the internet though, having some connectivity and some ability to share is always much better than having no ability to connect and share at all.


3) Stage set. Pitch the product.
That’s why programs like Internet.org are important and can co-exist with net neutrality regulations.


This is pretty ironic, because the CEO of Airtel, which is facing the heat for its net neutrality breaking Airtel Zero, had said that Internet.org "is self-serving" for Facebook, and NOT a philanthropic product.
Internet.org provides access to popular websites and services with zero data charges in order to make it easier for people to access the internet, across both 2G and 3G platform, said a joint statement.

RCom customers in India can access these services through theInternet.org Android app, at internet.org website, from the start screen of the Opera Mini mobile web browser, and using the Android app UC Browser for Internet.org. Most of the services will be available in English, Hindi, Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam, Gujarati and Marathi. Which means they have to turn on their cellphone data plan - which is not going to be free, because there are always going to be background data charges!
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