Facebook Board Member Offends 1 Billion Indians, Suggests British Rule Was Good For India


marc andreessen tweet india facebook free basicsShort Bytes: Facebook board member and Silicon Valley luminary Marc Andreessen offended India with his colonialism tweet. He suggested that India should embrace Free Basics as the denial will harm the country is a big manner. He suggested that India’s anti-colonialism mindset has hurt the country’s economy and the government is repeating the same mistake by opposing Free Basics.

India’s ban on Facebook’s controversial Free Basics service attracted numerous responses from different people. While Facebook co-founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg reiterated his commitment towards Internet.org, Facebook board member and Silicon Valley luminary Marc Andreessen offended 1 billion Indians with his bitter-tasting tweet.

Via his Twitter handle, he criticised the opponents of Free Basics and said, “Anti-colonialism has been economically catastrophic for the Indian people for decades. Why stop now?”

His comparison of Free Basics opposition to anti-colonialism has triggered a series of furious attacks on social media platforms like Facebook and Twitter. In his tweet, he suggested that Indians are destined for economic catastrophe because they rejected Facebook’s charitable initiative Free Basics.

Andreessen was quick to respond by deleting his controversial tweet. He tried to finish the arguments by saying, “I hereby withdraw from all future discussions of Indian economics or politics. Carry on…” and then,“For the record, I am opposed to colonialism in any country.”

But, this didn’t calm down the anger of people. Here are some tweets.

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Adarsh Verma

Adarsh Verma

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