Facebook’s Free Basics launched in Mexico

Facebook has launched its Internet.org/Free Basics project in Mexico on the Virgin Mobile network. CEO Zuckerberg wrote that connecting Mexico is ‘personally important’ to him, and that ‘when we build ties between peoples and cultures, we can tear down the walls some try to build in the face of progress‘. Nevertheless, the Free Basics project has received extensive criticism, as it is claimed to violate net neutrality principles.