Fb roasts board member's assault on 'anti-colonialism'
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Enterprise capitalist (and Fb board member) Marc Andreessen is understood for being outspoken on tech points, however he is studying the onerous approach that he went one step too far. Fb’s Mark Zuckerberg has chastised Andreessen for claiming that India’s valuation of internet neutrality (such because the rejection of Fb’s Free Fundamentals service) was a part of an “anti-colonialism” mindset that had hindered the nation “for many years” after it declared independence in 1947. Sure, the implication was that the nation ought to harken again to the times of British colonial rule and settle for outdoors affect. Not surprisingly, Zuck finds this concept “deeply unsettling” — no matter Fb needs, it has to respect India’s tradition, historical past and values.
For his half, Andreessen has deleted the offending Twitter publish and apologized for writing it within the first place. He claims that he is “one hundred% in favor” of independence for any nation. Even so, the incident is not precisely going to ease tensions between Fb and India over Free Fundamentals. Whereas Fb has gone far towards empathizing with India, this solely reinforces views of Fb as an outsider making an attempt to impose its views.