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India's Net Neutrality Activists Don't Want Facebook's Free Internet05:52

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An Indian pavement dweller watches a movie on a mobile phone as others interact in Mumbai on June 3. (Indranil Mukherjee/AFP/Getty Images)closemore
An Indian pavement dweller watches a movie on a mobile phone as others interact in Mumbai on June 3. (Indranil Mukherjee/AFP/Getty Images)

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg published an op-ed in The Times of India Monday defending his longtime initiative to bring free Internet access to the world's most remote and impoverished places.

The effort, called Internet.org, caused a wide rift in the Indian public because it only allows free access to a limited set of websites, which net neutrality activists say gives those sites, including Facebook, unfair advantage. In response, the government asked Reliance Communications, Facebook's partner in India, to halt the service until it can determine the fate of the country's net neutrality rules.

Here & Now's Meghna Chakrabarti speaks with Noah Kulwin of Re/code for a look at the impact of Facebook's Internet.org service and the wider debate on its legality in India.

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