Zuckerberg Takes Web.org and City Corridor Q&A to Colombia

Fb CEO Mark Zuckerberg carried out his now-month-to-month public Q&A session on Wednesday, this time in Bogota, Colombia, the place the corporate additionally simply rolled out its free Web.org set of public on-line providers. Within the city corridor, the primary outdoors the U.S., he answered quite a lot of private and Fb-associated questions — for instance, why Fb operates in nations the place the federal government censors on-line speech or in any other case restricts its populace.

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Fb CEO Mark Zuckerberg addresses the viewers on the Q&A session in Bogota, Colombia.

"I can not consider many examples in historical past the place an organization not working in a rustic in protest of a regulation like that has modified the regulation," he answered. "Nevertheless there are a whole lot of examples I can consider the place a know-how working in a spot, whether or not it is telephones or the web, gives plenty of alternative to the individuals in that place."

Zuckerberg had in reality simply met with Colombia’s President, Juan Manuel Santos, discussing find out how to convey mobile and Web entry to the billions who nonetheless do not have it. Fb launched Web.org within the nation Wednesday. That is a set of free providers starting from Wikipedia to native job listings to (in fact) Fb that may be accessed by anybody with mobile connectivity.

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—Devin Coldewey
First revealed January 14 2015, three:18 PM