Episode 7: Do Not Feed The Facebook

Episode 7: Do Not Feed The Facebook

Mark Zuckerberg, the founder of Facebook, recently visited Kenya and Nigeria in what was his first visit to the continent. He hung out with start-up founders, spent time at hubs in both countries, walked (and jogged) around without security, ate with his hands, did not post white-saviour-type things on his Facebook page, and caused a media stir for more or less behaving like a normal person. This week, we look at his visit, what it means for African countries, and Facebook’s possible agenda for the continent.


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Facebook’s Internet.org Isn’t the Internet, It’s Facebooknet

What Mark Zuckerberg didn’t say about Internet.org

Free Basics protects net neutrality [Op-ed by Zuckerberg]

Dear Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook is not, and should not be the internet

Here’s How Free Basics Is Actually Being Sold Around The World

Save The Internet

Telecom Regulatory Authority of India: Consultation Paper on Differential Pricing for Data Services

TRAI: Letter to Facebook

2 thoughts on “Episode 7: Do Not Feed The Facebook

  1. The episode is on the point another form of colonialism is into technology championed by tech entrepreneurs, they are looking for new markets to exploit since Most of African people are perceived to be “ignorant ” Chinese have almost taken billions of dollars with fake products on African markets while working alongside African governments to provide loans in Infrastructural development. Sometimes the international media sarcastically brands Africa as a continent on the rise. I ask myself rising for who?? Is it for rich nations or poor countries in Africa? With so many buzz adages about African continent we the people have to trend the route of globalization carefully.

    1. That’s what many tech offerings on the continent are, sadly. We have to take charge of the narrative AND the offerings, otherwise, it’ll continue to be neo-colonial. Thanks for chiming in, and stay tuned!

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