India's telecom regulator clashes with Facebook over Free Basics
Friday, 22 January 2016 - 14:31
Facebook has rubbed India's telecom regulator up the wrong way in its quest to provide free Internet.
The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India in a letter published on Tuesday accused the social media company of turning a public debate on Net neutrality "into a crudely majoritarian and orchestrated opinion poll."
The TRAI in December began a new round of collecting public opinion on Net neutrality, a hot topic in the country. In response to this, the Menlo Park, California-based company started its Save Free Basics campaign, which encouraged its users to send emails through their Facebook accounts to the TRAI and voice their support of the service.