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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

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.


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.

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