Net Neutrality: Proposed Discriminatory Data Services Pricing, Temporary Removal Of AIB Video Cause Furore

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The debate on net neutrality continued to rage on Sunday, with prominent public figures including politicians and film personalities joining in to “Save the Internet” from discriminatory pricing for data services proposed by telecom companies, even as the temporary takedown of a viral video on net neutrality caused a minor Twitter storm. A video explaining net neutrality made by All India Bakchod (AIB), which was widely shared on the Internet and social media websites -including by film actor Shahrukh Khan- ended up being removed from Facebook due to unusually high activity.

AIB, a popular group of standup comedians, had on Saturday made a video explaining the principle of net neutrality using a children’s park as an analogy. The video went viral and helped the already growing online movement called “Save the Internet”, and picked up steam as more startups, politicians, actors and other public figures came on board over the weekend. On Sunday, some people including AIB members said on Twitter that the shared video was no longer visible on their Facebook timeline. However, the social networking website acted swiftly to restore it after several complaints surfaced. “Can you check now? there was a bug and it is fixed. The post should be visible again,” Facebook’s growth manager Abhishek Nag tweeted in response to a query by AIB group member Gursimran Khamba. Original post at ET Telecom

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