Yesterday, Mark Zuckerberg, the head of Facebook, announced that he will be leading a mission to give the 5 billion users that aren’t connected to Facebook a chance to get online.
In a status update on Facebook, Zuckerberg said he is going to make it his mission to deliver the internet to people who don’t have access to the online world wide web.
This isn’t the first time Zuckerberg has launched a global campaign and rallied other leaders to join his cause. Not long ago he voiced his concerns over US immigration policies.
Zuckerberg has probably realized that in order for his company to continue progressing as the leader in the social networking industry, he’s going to need to make big changes and voice his opinions much more. Zuck has been around the internet for a long time, but he now appears entirely encompassed on giving the world what it needs, information.
He plans to do it through Internet.org, an organization launched with the goal of bringing the internet to locations that currently don’t have it. Approximately two thirds of the world’s population doesn’t have internet access.
Facebook is one of the organization’s founders.
In a PDF file, Zuckerberg has laid out his argument that expanding the internet to the developing world is both the right thing to do and economically wise.
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