Why Egypt And India Are Banning Facebook's Free Internet Service
Egypt joined India in halting Facebook's Free Basics program, a service that provides free Internet access to certain websites.By Ben Lawson | December 31, 2015
Another country has banned Facebook's Free Basics program. (Video via Facebook)
Egypt has joined India in blocking Facebook's initiative. Egyptian officials haven't said why they halted the program, but critics in India say it violates net neutrality.
Facebook says it wants to help people in developing countries get online. One way it's doing that is through Free Basics, where it provides free access to a select group of Internet services and websites.