Facebook’s Internet.org continues to face massive criticism and this time, the backlash came from Tim Berners-Lee, the inventor of World Wide Web. The Father of World Wide web said ‘just say no’ to Facebook’s ‘Internet.org’ initiative which is re-branded as ‘Free Basics’ .
Facebook has faced backlash since social media giant announced it’s initiative of Internet.org and was accused of violating net neutrality.
Berners-Lee in an interview with TheGuardian said,”In the particular case of somebody who’s offering … something which is branded internet, it’s not internet, then you just say no. No it isn’t free, no it isn’t in the public domain, there are other ways of reducing the price of internet connectivity and giving something … (only) giving people data connectivity to part of the network deliberately, I think is a step backwards.”
But Mark Zuckerberg seems to disagree with all the criticism and calls it’s project as a way to bring the world together and provide basic free internet services to all and especially in the developing nations like India,Colombia,Tanzania,Kenya and Ghana also.