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Facebook and Google are expanding at the expense of net neutrality

Net neutrality is a popular topic nowadays and it has been Internet companies like Facebook and Google that have been its biggest supporters. However, both companies have started to aggressively expand into developing nations in such a way that seems to violate the very net neutrality rules they claim to want to see enforced. 

After proving their dominance in developed nations, technology giants are now eyeing emerging markets — regions where a vast majority of people are yet to access the internet. Earlier this week, Facebook partnered with RCom to launch in India to bring free internet access to millions of people who weren’t previously connected to the internet, and now we’re learning of a similar plan by Google. As The Information reports, the Mountain View-based company is working with carriers and developers to lower or eliminate the data usage and data charges in emerging markets like India.

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