After Modi’s visit to Facebook HQ, Mark wanted to connect with the Indian audience and burst the myths that have been revolving in the Indian social media space about Internet.Org and net neutrality
With more than 130M users in India, Zuckerberg’s latest visit to IIT Delhi looped around free basics, and the principles of net neutrality. Facebook’s mission is to give people the power to share and have access to information online.
Zuckerberg mentioned how Internet is a vital infrastructure but is taken for granted. Internet.org’s Free Basics include getting information on health, education and job listing’s.
Nevertheless, this latest addition will not be able to stream live videos but will help develop the economy and alleviate poverty connecting India to the world. The Internet will play a big role in building better schools for the poor.
When asked about net neutrality in India, the young founder said, “We lobby for net neutrality across the world and continue to work for providing access to people as well.”
Zuckerberg’s main objective is to connect everyone in the world to India which is the second largest growing democracy. Facebook team also focuses that their app uses lesser data and will try to make internet available for all with the help of solar power and satellites.
They will also offer low-bandwidth services and make internet.org a neutral platform and won’t be filtered. The Facebook led-initiative is already live in 24 countries and has helped a billion people use the internet.
Zuckerberg has also been promoting Internet.org in India through series of video commercials, depicting how the initiative has managed to change lives globally.
The Indian townhall session also demystified issues about Candy crush requests and also suggested the audience to make Facebook a better service.