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Facebook CEO's Internet Crusade Hopes To Bring Billions Online

NPR | Aug. 21, 2013 3:38 p.m.

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Audie Cornish, Steve Henn

Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg has teamed up with other tech giants to pursue the goal of providing Internet service to five billion people in the developing world. The group, called Internet.org, says data can be used more efficiently and participating partners can work cooperatively to make access to the web affordable in emerging economies. Zuckerberg makes the case on his Facebook page for how a global Internet infrastructure can be created. But the document doesn’t have tangible commitments from Facebook or other participating companies.

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