Thursday, May 14, 2015

Why Facebook’s Internet.org is Stumbling in India | Re/code

"Economic racism" in part because it defaults to Bing?... Also see Facebook Hires Former FCC Chairman Martin for Access Policy (Bloomberg)
"The stink over Internet.org came about after the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) released a consultation paper in late March that focused on net neutrality and asked for public comment. Following a concerted push from Internet activists, more than a million people responded in support of net neutrality, even though India doesn’t have any laws upholding it.

As a result, services like Facebook’s Internet.org became the focus of public debate and numerous articles condemned the plan. The backlash was strong enough that some Indian tech companies pulled their services from Internet.org altogether."
Why Facebook’s Internet.org is Stumbling in India | Re/code
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