Is the argument against Facebook Free Basics about Net Neutrality?

Much as I support Net Neutrality as a concept, I cannot conflate the debate on “Free Basics” with that on Net Neutrality. Net Neutrality is a larger principle and an ideal worth striving for. “Free Basics” seems to be a part of the jigsaw and more of a Competition / Antitrust law issue.

By making the case against “Free Basics”, one of solely Net Neutrality, the activists (well-meaning and all), may actually be weakening the case for Net Neutrality as a whole.


Originally published at Sameer Gharat.