Facebook's Internet.org opens despite backlash over net neutrality

  • Social networking giant Facebook has said that it will allow more sites and online services to be a part of Internet.org, the “free mobile data” initiative it has launched.

    The move comes after a backlash in countries like India against the scheme. Critics allege that it is against the principles and spirit of net neutrality as it is partial to some apps and sites.

    But Mark Zuckerberg, the founder and chief executive of Facebook, said in an online video post that it was “not sustainable” for the whole internet to be offered for free.

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