Mark Zuckerberg is in a spot of trouble in India after making a personal appeal in one of the country’s leading newspapers to allow free internet access.
The op-ed has stirred controversy and drew questions from regulators, Bloomberg reports.
Zuckerberg outlined his proposed Free Basics plan which allows customers to access Facebook and other services such as education, healthcare and employment listings from their phones without a data plan.
Yet, activists say the program threatens the principles of net neutrality and could change pricing in India for access to different websites.
The backlash in India centers on net neutrality, the principle that all internet websites should be equally accessible.