When we see the notification from our friend as supporting free internet basics by facebook, we do click on support. But have we ever thought for what we have done for.?
Have you ever been into the official website about Save The Internet before voting for support? If not! Friends, it’s our sole responsibility to know what is net neutrality and how this Facebook free internet basics affects.
To understand about net neutrality in a single sentence, the official website have quoted the tweet of Professor Vishal Misra as below.
Internet is a platform where ISPs provide no competitive advantage to specific apps/services, either through pricing or QoS #NetNeutrality
— Vishal Misra (@vishalmisra) August 12, 2015
Yes this is #NetNeutrality.
Now let’s analyse whether Facebook’s free internet basics AFFECT OR EFFECT.
According to the free internet basics, “Facebook want every Indian to access internet for free”. But does it allows Indian to access their favorite websites ( Flipkart, Google, Twitter, etc., ) for free.? THE ANSWER IS NO.
So the above sentence given by facebook CEO has an hidden meaning as “Facebook want every Indian to access internet ( Facebook ) for free”
This is controversial to the Net Neutrality right.?
India is now a largest rising hub of technology and internet start-ups. So if an internet start up want to involve in providing Free Internet basics, it should ask Facebook’s permission. Because the Facebook defines the technical guidelines for free internet basics, they have rights to permit and reject. This again opens path for DIGITAL WESTERN COLONIALISM.
So if free internet basics aims to reach all people, then why should it be only for Reliance users.? Are the people of India using only Reliance network? Or the major population is using Reliance? This clearly brings Reliance marketing strategy into the light.
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Here are some of the basic truth to understand about Facebook free internet basics, Let’s think before we ink.
Additional Official Information Source : What Facebook won’t tell you about FreeBasics
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