Facebook has been playing an extremely emotional card to garnet supports for its ‘Free Basics’ service: equating it to ‘supporting poor people and giving them access to free Internet, which will make them prosper‘.[pullquote float=’RIGHT’ color=’#FFF’ bgcolor=’#000′]”If you dictate what the poor should get, you take away their rights to choose what they think is best for them”[/pullquote]
But the truth is that Facebook is also taking away your freedom to choose and will end up as a single entity that will choose what you do with your Internet.
Odisha CM, Naveen Patnaik wrote a letter to TRAI this April stating his support for net neutrality (and NO support for Free Basics) and below tweet by MP, Tathagata Satpathy pretty much summarizes how flawed Facebook’s FreeBasics logic is.
To quote CM @Naveen_Odisha: "If you dictate what the poor should get, you take away their rights to choose what they think is best for them"
— Tathagata Satpathy (@SatpathyLive) December 24, 2015
Wasn’t this the entry strategy of East India company as well?
NOTE: If you haven’t yet voiced your support for your freedom, hop to SaveTheInternet.in and tell TRAI that you don’t need anybody else to govern your choice.