Facebook Opens Internet.Org To All Developers In Response To Net Neutrality Concerns

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Facebook Opens Internet.Org To All Developers In Response To Net Neutrality Concerns

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Facebook is turning Internet.org, its project to provide free internet to new users, into a platform. The move comes amid criticism of the program’s ‘walled garden’ approach to hand-picking services, and claims that it violates the principles of net neutrality.

Criticism of net neutrality has been particularly strong in India, where a zero rating program from operator Airtel ignited raised the issue. Facebook lost anumber of partners in India, who withdrew from Internet.org in response to the debate, and that gives today’s announcement some added spice.

“Our goal with Internet.org is to work with as many developers and entrepreneurs as possible to extend the benefits of connectivity to diverse, local communities. To do this, we’re going to offer services through Internet.org in a way that’s more transparent and inclusive,” Facebook said in a blog post.

In addition, on the user side of things, Facebook said that Internet.org users will soon be able to venture…

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