In the News / Social Media

Arise News: Facebook pushes into Africa

Facebook, through its collaborative Internet.org platform, has introduced a free to use app in Zambia, allowing local users to access the social network, search engine Google and other local information and services.

Initially offered to subscribers to the Airtel network, the service allows the use of certain sites without data charges being incurred.  This will mean that more people will have access to the internet than ever before and, if successful, will most likely be rolled across other African countries.

I joined the Arise Business News and News Hour to discuss this move and the business, social and political opportunities it presents.  See both clips (consecutively) below:

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