Reply to post: Re: Re: Are these apples or oranges?

Andreessen stokes the Facebook Free Basics ‘colonialism’ row

Andrew Orlowski (Written by Reg staff)

Re: Re: Are these apples or oranges?

Um, they are. That's the whole point of Basics, it is only a few dozen pages and some chat. That allowed them to find a network operator prepared to offer something for free.

Ben Evans noted the irony of Facebook squandering the trust of users over many years, in pursuit of profit. And the one time it gets something right, and profit isn't the main motivation here, few people want to give it the benefit of the doubt. There's a lesson there.

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