Mark Zuckerberg Addresses Op-Ed Price to Defend Free Basics in India
Facebook CEO and co-founder Mark Zuckerberg has penned the controversy of op-ed price over Free Basics from Internet.org in India. He states that India should prefer facts over fiction if it wants to get 1 billion people connected. In 21st century, everyone has a right to access the information and tools to achieve all the public services. It is their fundamental rights to access free basic internet. With access to the web, people get access to education, job, communication and healthcare. For connecting every 10 people over the internet, at least one can be lifted up from poverty. It is important to connect over 1 billion people to the world to make progress in the country.
According to a research, awareness to the internet and affordability are the biggest modes to connect people. A lot of people cannot afford to use internet. Even though they could, they don’t know how to use it better.