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A response to Facebook’s submission defending Internet.org in India

In its submission to the Department of Telecommunications, Facebook has said that more than 17 million people have expressed support for its Internet.org services, via SMS and the Internet.org Facebook page. The company has made a 9.9 mb PDF with comments available via a dropbox link in its submission. A sample from the PDF: MediaNama's take: Facebook ran what are, in our opinion, misleading campaigns asking people to support Internet.org. As indicated in this Quartz story, it didn't give people an option to not support Internet.org, or give it a thumbs down. It was also misrepresented its Internet.org group of services as free Internet services. (also read: - How Airtel Zero violates Net Neutrality - Google's Anti Net Neutrality tactics Already explicitly told @facebook 3 times I don't support Internet. Org. Now they remove "No" button. #shameless pic.twitter.com/w5hIo90oOS — Brij…

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Founder @ MediaNama. TED Fellow. Asia21 Fellow @ Asia Society. Co-founder SaveTheInternet.in and Internet Freedom Foundation. Advisory board @ CyberBRICS

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