Net Neutrality: Google vs FaceBook+Microsoft+Airtel?

google doodleImagine the Internet where you are on Facebook, search on and get your news from Dainik Bhaskar, India Today, IBNLive and not from Google News opening page.

Based on Mozilla Firefox add-on called Zero Internet, will provide free Internet as part of a broad FaceBook strategy to corner Google Search traffic through Internet.Org, where Airtel Zero is the co-habitant.

As against the principle of Net Neutrality, Nero Internet plu-in┬ásays, “Almost the entire internet will stop loading after you install this add-on. That’s zero-rating for poor.”

It means only those who ganged up together get the priority on search results. Here is a list of the 32 websites you can access under the free plan:

Aaj Tak AccuWeather AP Speaks
BabaJob BabyCenter & MAMA
BBC News Bing Search
Dainik Bhaskar
ESPN Cricinfo Facebook
Facts for Life Girl Effect
Hungama Music IBNLive
iLearn India Today
Internet Basics Jagran
Jagran Josh Maalai Malar
Malaria No More
Messenger OLX
Reliance Astrology Reuters Market Lite
Socialblood Translator
Wikipedia WikiHow


Effectively, it keeps out Google Search, Google News, YouTube, Flipkart, Utility services, and a host of other websites. So, it is precisely a smaller world of think-alike group you enter and forget the rest of the world.

So, Airtel and Facebook will make the world shrink now to their own domains.

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