Facebook launchInternet.orgIs designed to provide free internet service to developing countries, and now this platform has passedBasics Free application of the network of the faithful communication company in IndiaOpen up to all the people of India. This project is to let people in emerging economies can more convenient access to the Internet, but also received a lot of criticism.
Reliance Communications is the fourth largest telecom operator in India,As of June, there are about 110000000 of users.According to the description of its website, Basics Facebook will allow users to use Facebook and Messenger Free, and access like Wikipedia, BBC news, Bing search, Dictionary.com and local news service such a website.
Critics say that by offering these services to users on its platform, Internet.org offers a favorable treatment to its partners.Violated the principle of network neutrality.
In response, Facebook's founder and CEO MarkSay Internet.orgWill focus on providing basic services free of charge (because of its own brand effect), and it does not restrict access to other service providers. The company alsoTake some measuresMake it easier for developers and other potential partners to join Basics Free.
Yet these actions do not work for these critics, and they are concerned about the risk of being able to see the contents of the new users of the Internet, such as Facebook, to control millions of Internet users.
In addition to India, Africa, South Asia and South East Asia and Latin America's 30 countries can also visit Basics Free.
Li Jing (@Annabel)