Facebook unveils its controversial Internet.org service in Pakistan

May 28, 2015: Facebook chief Mark Zuckerberg through his FB post today annouced the official launch of its Internet.org service to Pakistan in collabration with country's leading telecom carrier Telenor.
Launched in 2013 in Zambia and later spreading to more than 10 countries, Internet.org aims to provide users in less developed countries with internet access free of charge for selected topics including local and global news, health, finance, education and jobs. The service will be available on both 2G and 3G network through browsers and an android app.

Pakistan reportedly has over 27 million active internet users, with half of them using web on mobile devices.

Although, the California based company claims to bring affordable connectivity to users, the service has been hugely criticised in India and hotly debated globally for breaching the net neutrality as it restricts the users choice and provide access to only those site which are part of Facebook's program.

However, in earlier this month, Facebook announced that Internet.org Platform will be opened to websites that met its criteria.


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