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Zuckerberg makes personal appeal for free Internet in India

But activists argue that Facebook's proposed Free Basics plan threatens the principles of Net neutrality

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Indian premier Narendra Modi (left), with Mr Zuckerberg, at the conclusion of a town hall meeting at Facebook headquarters in Menlo Park, California, US, in September. Critics accused the world's largest social networking company of favouring a limited swathe of the Internet.

Mumbai

FACEBOOK INC chairman Mark Zuckerberg made a personal appeal in one of India's leading newspapers for the country to allow a free Internet service that has stirred controversy and invited questions from regulators.

Facebook's proposed Free Basics plan allows customers to

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