Netizens React to Zuckerberg’s Profile Picture; Call it a Sly Move to Promote Internet.org

Mark Zuckerberg’s profile picture on Facebook with an overlaying Indian flag as a mark of support towards Digital India mission, has ignited a fresh debate on the internet regarding net neutrality.
Netizens call it a sly attempt of internet.org to piggyback on Digital India (source)

Netizens call it a sly attempt of internet.org to piggyback on Digital India (source)

I changed my profile picture to support Digital India, the Indian government’s effort to connect rural communities to… Posted by Mark Zuckerberg on Sunday, 27 September 2015

Although PM Modi wasted no minutes to appreciate the gesture, and changed his display picture with the same theme, the move has left many in utter disappointment, as they believe this is nothing but a subtle branding of Facebook’s Internet.org which stands in opposition to net neutrality. People have taken to social media platforms to question the underlying motive of Zuckerberg’s move which they believe, is directed towards merging Internet.org’s schemes with Digital India programme in a very sly manner. Take a look at how netizens are reacting to it-

If you are changing your profile picture today just as Narendra Modi and Mark Zuckerberg did, you are supporting…

Posted by Sagar Jain on Monday, September 28, 2015

 

The scenario is indeed ironic as Digital India programme, which aims at making India digitally empowered and equip each and every region of the country with internet, is joining hands with Internet.org. What’s your take on the matter?

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  • rahul

    lo bjp supporters now you will face problem this like facebook will make his way by doing this.for this modi ji went to us?