Facebook Inc. (NASDAQ: FB) ― As Facebook’s controversial Internet.org campaign is just a week away from publicly commenting on DoT panel’s report, social networking giant has started asking users to extend support to the platform.
According to Department of Telecommunications (DoT), Facebook’s free internet service campaign violates the net neutrality principle. Facebook has already started reaching out to its users and lawmakers to keep its Internet service platform alive.
Facebook users have already started receiving message on their profiles, which asks for their views on working with free basic Internet services nationwide.
The report on Net Neutrality by DoT panel has already been available on the MyGov website, where people can leave their comments till August 15.
Surprisingly, the website has received hardly 500 views in contrast with over 10 lakh messages sent to Telecom Regulatory Authority of India in support of Net Neutrality.
The DoT board has contradicted ventures like Facebook’s Internet.org which permit access to specific websites without charging for mobile data access.
Reportedly, the panel has never seen opposing zero-rating services such as Airtel Zero, but only with a condition of taking prior permission from TRAI or necessary actions on damaging guideline of Net Neutrality.