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Who really wins from Facebook’s ‘free internet’ plan for Africa?

Summary:Facebook’s plan to bring ‘free internet access’ to underserved regions has stirred up controversy among net neutrality advocates and telcos alike.

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The Ghanaian version of Internet.org. Image: Internet.org

In the world’s least-developed countries, isn’t free internet, or at least a bit of it, a good thing? As Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg’s expanding ventures in Asia and Africa demonstrate, the issue is considerably more complex than it might initially appear. More