This week The regulator in India stopped Facebook from rolling out Its free basics program that gave Indians free access to a select number of websites and dirt cheap data bundles to access the rest of the internet. A user on free basics could therefore access the internet more cheaply than a user not using free basics.
Many NGO-types and activists were against free basics from the onset with claims that it gave the users a biased view of what the internet was and this concept went against net neutrality tenets. This is despite it offering cheaper data bundles in addition to free access to select websites.
My question is would you be for or against free basics if it was rolled out on a large scale in Kenya?