Egypt Pulls Plug on Internet.org Free Basics

By David Cohen Comment

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India’s bandwagon against Internet.org’s Free Basics offerings has a new passenger: Egypt.

AP reported that Internet.org Free Basics, which had been in use by more than 3 million Egyptians, was shut down Wednesday, but the reasons why were unclear.

Facebook told AP it hoped to “resolve the situation soon,” adding:

We’re disappointed that Free Basics will no longer be available in Egypt. More than 1 million people who were previously unconnected had been using the Internet because of these efforts.

Readers: Will Facebook be able to restore Internet.org Free Basics in Egypt?

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