Zuckerberg Says Fb Board Member's Tweet About India 'Deeply Upsetting'

Fb CEO Mark Zuckerberg has made his displeasure recognized over a tweet by Fb board member Marc Andreessen that offended Indians and others worldwide.

Fb’s "Free Fundamentals" program, which would offer chosen providers free of charge to Indian cellular subscribers, was just lately rejected by the nation’s telecom regulators, who stated Web knowledge suppliers shouldn’t favor some on-line providers over others.

Associated: Fb’s Free Web Plan Barred Underneath New Indian Guidelines

Zuckerberg Says Facebook Board Member's Tweet About India 'Deeply Upsetting' Zuckerberg Says Facebook Board Member's Tweet About India 'Deeply Upsetting'

Twitter / Marc Andreessen

Whereas collaborating in a dialog on Twitter on Tuesday evaluating Free Fundamentals to British colonialism in India, Andreessen quipped: "Anti-colonialism has been economically catastrophic for the Indian individuals for many years. Why cease now?"

The tweet provoked a veritable hurricane of disapproval, and Andreessen deleted it shortly afterward.

Now @fb Board Director @pmarca suggests being colonized was good for India & we should always’ve let Fb achieve this:) pic.twitter.com/kq7ZsNTQGl

— Mahesh Murthy (@maheshmurthy) February 10, 2016

Andreessen tried to make up for the offensive tweet by following up with a number of apologetic ones, volunteering to take away himself from future conversations on the subject.

1/Final night time on Twitter, I made an ailing-knowledgeable and unwell-suggested remark about Indian politics and economics.

— Marc Andreessen (@pmarca) February 10, 2016

However the injury was finished, and it wasn’t simply random customers who made their displeasure recognized.

Zuckerberg posted publicly to Fb on Wednesday afternoon to precise his and the corporate’s opposition to Andreessen’s preliminary tweet: