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Andreessen stokes the Facebook Free Basics ‘colonialism’ row

Andy 40

“It’s akin to a debate among the well fed about whether the starving should be given soup that isn’t organically sourced.”

No its not. It’s akin to a debate about whether the starving should be forced to get their soup from one company from the rest of eternity.

Or perhaps a better analogy, its akin to tobacco companies giving away free cigarettes to those who haven't heard of lung cancer - by the time they understand the health risk they are hooked and it’s too late.

To call protecting the poor from exploitative western corporations 'colonialism' is the most ludicrous argument I have ever heard. It's Facebook that is acting in a colonial manner here.

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