Facebook has greatly expanded the reach of its Free Basics app in India so more people can have access to free Internet service.
What the actual reality is?
The company’s CEO, Mark Zuckerberg, has announced that in India now people can access health, education, job, and communication services through his company’s Internet.org app — for free. With Free Basics, users can take advantage of reading the latest news, engaging with their local government, search for jobs, and find answers about issues around pregnancy, childcare, and more. They can also get information about local transit and sporting events.
India is home to 130 million Facebook users; by granting wider Internet access to people, there’s a good chance that more of the country’s 1.25 billion people could sign up for Facebook.