Free Basics

India’s Gatekeepers

Facebook’s battle for primacy in India has its detractors BY Padmaparna Ghosh Since mid-December, Indian newspapers have sported full-page advertisements with a joyous photo of Ganesh, his wife and two children. Ganesh, a farmer in an undisclosed part of India, is the face of a Facebook initiative called Free Basics, which aims to provide free—but

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