The tweet did not come as a surprise to anyone because of Andreessen’S connection to Facebook. His defence for Free Basics was, therefore, understandable notwithstanding the fact that the concept of Free Basics has been vehemently criticised even outside of India.
Denying world’s poorest free partial Internet connectivity when today they have none, for ideological reasons, strikes me as morally wrong.— Marc Andreessen (@pmarca) February 10, 2016
FB’s ‘free’ Internet for India not so free – a walled garden where FB decides which app could be free. @pmarca https://t.co/GOGTgMmU9P — Vikram Chachra (@lemonandice) February 10, 2016
Andreesen is one of only six inductees in the World Wide Web Hall of Fame announced at the First International Conference on the World-Wide Web in 1994.
And for the record, I am opposed to colonialism, in any country. https://t.co/3ommgZssMm— Marc Andreessen (@pmarca) February 10, 2016
Well done India! passes strong #netneutrality rules, stands up for open Web. See @webfoundation -> https://t.co/CvahcQYNtd #savetheinternet — Tim Berners-Lee (@timberners_lee) February 8, 2016