After PM Modi’s visit to Facebook headquarters last month, it was Mark Zuckerberg’s turn to reciprocate the same gesture. Zuckerberg held a Townhall session with IIT Delhi students today as part of his India visit.
Facebook founder’s Townhall and Q&A session with the IIT students, ranged from topics such as net neutrality to India being a big market for Facebook, to elements of a good startup, among others.
Touching on the topic of net neutrality, which had been deftly avoided at PM Modi in Silicon Valley, Zuckerberg voiced his support for the principle in terms of regulations and building an open platform for any developer.
He summarised that good net neutrality provisions should block things that operators might do to hurt people, but at the same time prioritise things like zero rating that are necessary to connect everyone to the internet.
He advocated that 15 Mn people worldwide now are online due to Internet.org.
Internet access to everyone and especially in India which is the most important market for Facebook was another theme Zuckerberg spoke on.