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Mark Zuckerburg Announce Project to Connect Refugee Camps to the Internet

This article focuses on Mark Zuckerberg’s plans to provide refugees and developing countries with internet access for the use of Facebook and a few other sites. This project is called internet.org and Zuckerberg defends it by claiming that the internet is, “an enabler of human rights” and a “force for peace.” However, this project has received a great deal of criticism for many believe it would be violating the principles of net neutrality since these people would be restricted to only a few websites. In addition to internet.org’s criticism, Facebook has recently faced a great deal of legal trouble across Europe in regards to privacy concerns which leads me to explain how this topic is relevant to the class. It seems as if the creation of internet.org could be an attempt to gain more users across the world as well as boost the Facebook image. If this project were to be successful it could undoubtedly increase support for Facebook by consumers associating it with philanthropic efforts.

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http://www.nytimes.com/2015/09/27/world/americas/mark-zuckerbergannounces-project-to-connect-refugee-camps-to-the-internet.html?ref=world

 

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