When WWW Inventor himself Says NO To Facebook’s ‘Free Basics’, You SHOULD Too.
Facebook has turned evil and wants to kill our Internet freedom. The company is running ads on all leading national and regional newspapers, is doing all-it-can to get people to send email to TRAI to garner support for its ‘Free Basics’ campaign.
Facebook is also reaching out to the developer community to gain more support for its unethical and misaligned ‘Free Basics’ campaign.
Facebook’s “Save Free Basics” Campaign is Misleading
You don’t have to hear it from us.
But, the man who invented world wide web,Tim Berners-Lee is totally against the idea of Facebook’s ‘Free Basics (a.k.a Internet.org)
… 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 [Tim Berners-Lee, source]
Make your own choice.
Do NOT give in to Facebook’s emotional play on free basics.
Free Basics is an acidic way to kill your Internet freedom. You don’t want somebody else to decide what’s right for you!
(This article was first published by Ashish Sinha, NextBigWhat)