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Facebook's “Free Basics” program, which sees its Indian telecoms partner Reliance Communications offer free internet access to a select group of sites, has reportedly earned the ire of India's telecoms regulator. The Times of India reports that India's Telecom Regulatory Authority (TRAI) has asked Reliance to pause provision …

  1. Your alien overlord - fear me

    India should have banned Facebook (end of sentence) !!!

    1. Shadow Systems Silver badge

      Hear Hear!

      Ban FaceBook, Twitter, and every other "Social Media" site out there, ESPECIALLY the ones that can't even spell the word(s) that make up their own service without dropping a lettr (*cough*) to do it in some cool & hip new marketing ploy.

      Save yourself bandwidth that can be better used on much more important, productive, & gratifying endeavors... like streaming 4K cat porn videos from Youtube.

      /runs away ducking & dodging the screams, slings, & arrows of cat porn lovers everywhere...

  2. frank ly

    "Facebook initially selected participants in Free Basics ..."

    What a mistake to make! They should have carefully consulted the head of the TRAI and then a few high ranking government ministers. That would have given them some carefully chosen Indian owned webservices to include in Free Basics.

  3. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    Ha, get wrecked Zuckerburg, and take your silicon valley poisoned chalice with you.

  4. Graham Marsden

    Let me fix that for you...

    "Every time Zuck is able to put the Internet's resources to work collecting people's information it's a win for him and his advertisers..."

  5. CPU

    I see a large business flaw in FB's Free Basics idea: If the Z-man wants to give free Facebook to the poor (what a nice man), all he is doing is gathering eyeballs for his Ads. But if those eyeballs are so poor they NEED free basics, then it doesn't make for a great target Market for the Ads. And why would anyone pay for an Ad, only to find that people eyeballing it can't afford the product\ service?

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