Indian companies drop out of Facebook’s Internet.org service in support of net neutrality

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Indian Web and media companies Cleartrip, NDTV, Newshunt and the Times Group announced that they are pulling out of Facebook’s Internet.org service, an initiative that aims to bring free online content to underdeveloped markets. The Huffington Post reports that the Indian heavyweights are stepping away from the zero-rated service in support of net neutrality, a set of principles that aim to maintain equal access to all online content for Web users. Their announcements come a day after major online retailer Flipkart withdrew from mobile operator Airtel’s upcoming Zero program, which will offer subscribers access to select Web services for free.…



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