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Facebook Confirms: No Free Basics in India

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The entire song and dance around Facebook’s Free Basics has finally come to an end as the company officially announced its end in India today.

“Free Basics is no longer available to people in India,” explicitly states the emailed statement.

The entire issue has attracted immense attention the last couple of weeks, both from media and the average user alike. While people ‘voiced their opinion’ on Facebook, rest of social media went crazy trying to attention to the fact that the campaign was in direct contradiction of net neutrality.Facebook Free Basics
It was finally on the 8th of February that TRAI (Telecom Regulatory Authority of India) announced its final verdict and sealed the fate of Free Basics once and for all. It was banned by the Indian authority and even though it seemed like the end of the road, Mark Zuckerberg went on record just the next day saying he will not give up on it just yet.
The picture seems to have altered a lot in a matter of two days now that Free Basics has unceremoniously exited from India. Net neutrality: one, Free Basics: zero.
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Rosheena Zehra
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14 comments
Er Parnav Arora
Er Parnav Arora

tere jaise kutte ko to duniya me hi ni hona chahiye. harami

Adeel Ahmad
Adeel Ahmad

Bc tm log free ki to bat he na karo \U0001f602 tm log to basics bh deserve ni krty

Austin Diaz
Austin Diaz

I am totally with free basic no worries if it end in india i will try to make new project that will run over the world. I like your idea MrMark but unfortunately not all people around this world think same and just few know what it is and why it should be I follow the Global Citizen and Also wanna be the same . but I will try it to be socially

Shantam Mathuria
Shantam Mathuria

Who would want couple of free websites at the cost of Net Neutrality. Instead of Free Basics, Facebook should work with TRAI to subsidize the existing Internet Tarrif.

Ali Alvi
Ali Alvi

free basics should be education, food and safety :P

Er Parnav Arora
Er Parnav Arora

who need free basics. all want full internet for free. if u can give us then we will accept

Sachin Balan
Sachin Balan

Social network was free and it will always be free from intruders. Better put a 2-step-verification process for facebook like Google.

Hitesh Atri
Hitesh Atri

sorry zuk this is India we know how to deal with intruders

Abhishek
Abhishek

Thanks very much save the internet