Facebook withdraws Free Basics from India

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In May last year, it had launched the service offering free access to 32 apps and websites on Reliance Communications’ network. RCom users could have accessed these apps and websites without paying for data usage.

Facebook was also in talks with other telecom companies to take the initiative to a larger audience.

“India has been personally important to me and Facebook. Early on in my thinking about our mission, I traveled to India and was inspired by the humanity, spirit and values of the people. It solidified my understanding that when all people have the power to share their experiences, the entire world will make progress,”

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