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    Angry India Weaponizes Net Neutrality

    Digital rights expert Pranesh Prakash tells OZY’s Sanjena Sathian that his government did well to reject Facebook’s free but limited web access for the masses. Indian regulators said no to Zuckerberg’s “Free Basics” program, implicitly nodding to net neutrality — the idea that all web content should be accessed equally. But Prakash worries that his country’s response was more sledgehammer than scalpel, and that overregulation will create a minefield down the road. And it’s a long road: While 300 million Indians are connected, three-fourths of the population remains off-line.

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