31 March 2019 | Reuters | EuroNews
Maybe what Zuch has in mind is a sort of like ‘closed internet.’
You know, a one-size-fits all ‘internet’ where someone – you know, like Facebook- could run it, control it, censor it. You know, ‘regulate’ it.
Well, Facebook’s version of ‘the internet.’
Here is a list of some of the ‘sites’ available on Facebook’s version of ‘the internet.’
The following websites are accessible via the service, although not all are available in certain countries:
- Admission Tipz
- Afribaba local free classified ads
- Bing Search
- Chispa Rural (Guatemala)
- Open School
- PC Helpline BD
- Soccer Parrot
- Teejay Concepts
- Hahaha Funny Jokes
which are currently available in these countries:
- July 2014: Zambia
- October 2014: Tanzania
- November 2014: Kenya
- January 2015: Colombia
- January 2015: Ghana, with Airtel
- 10 February 2015: India with Reliance Communications.Service permanently banned by TRAI one year later.
- 18 March 2015: Philippines with Smart Communications
- 31 March 2015: Guatemala with Tigo
- 20 April 2015: Indonesia with Indosat
- 10 May 2015: Bangladesh with Robi
- 13 May 2015: Malawi with TNM and Airtel
- 28 May 2015 and 26 March 2016: Pakistan with Telenor Pakistan and Zong Pakistan respectively.
- 5 June 2015: Senegal with Tigo
- 19 June 2015: Bolivia with VIVA
- 22 June 2015 : Angola with Movicel
- 1 July 2015 : South Africa with Cell C
- 18 October 2015 : Egypt with Etisalat. Service terminated by the NTRA.
- 16 December 2015: Iraq with Korek Telecom
- 10 May 2016: Nigeria with Airtel Africa
- 2 June 2016: Madagascar with Bip
- June 2016: Myanmar with Myanma Posts and Telecommunications
- February 2017: Nigeria with Etisalat Nigeria
- March 2017: Algeria with Ooredoo.
- April 2017: Belarus with life:)
Perfect. Good bye tampering! Good bye any problems at all! Facebook IS the internet!
“In 2015, researchers evaluating how Facebook Zero shapes information and communication technologies (ICT) usage in the developing world found that 11% of Indonesians who said they used Facebook also said they did not use the Internet. 65% of Nigerians, and 61% of Indonesians agree with the statement that “Facebook is the Internet” compared with only 5% in the US.”
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Facebook Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg called on Saturday for regulators to play a “more active role” in establishing rules that govern the internet, as the world’s largest social media network struggles to defuse criticism.
Zuckerberg, whose company is under pressure for failing to adequately police content and protect user privacy on its platform, wrote in a Washington Post article that a “standardized approach” for removing content would help keep internet companies “accountable.”
“By updating the rules for the Internet, we can preserve what’s best about it – the freedom for people to express themselves and for entrepreneurs to build new things – while also protecting society from broader harms,” Zuckerberg wrote.
His comments followed a Washington Post report saying the U.S. government and Facebook were negotiating a multibillion-dollar fine settlement over the company’s privacy lapses.
Zuckerberg also called for updated legislation focused on protecting elections, including new rules aimed at online political advertising that “reflect the reality of the threats” faced by social media companies.
U.S. intelligence and law enforcement agencies say Russian internet trolls helped spread divisive content and disinformation on Facebook in the run-up to the 2016 U.S. presidential election.
(Reporting by Christopher Bing; Editing by Richard Chang)
Original Link: Facebook CEO calls for updated internet regulations