FaceBook is executing a well crafted DDoS on the State in an attempt to kill Net Neutrality and promote it’s agenda on Free Basics.
It is indeed such a measure that FaceBook has stooped low towards to ensure it’s interest on Free Basics is protected from any possible outcome that might be of the decision by the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India.
TRAI for the second time came up with another Consultation Paper on Differential Pricing on Data Services and is seeking comments from the public to shape the future of Net Neutrality in India.
The first time, FaceBook came up with online commercials that were aimed at the sentiment that everyone should get internet.
The catch is, everyone gets internet, the internet FaceBook wants them to see and know and not the flat world in it’s truest existence.
This time around FaceBook resorted to Full Page Advertisements in Print Media, Bill Boards and that aside, resorted to misleading people in to submitting a drafted opinion supporting Free Basics from their own platform.
The trick here is, people don’t even know that they are supporting such a closed system but just by merely scrolling the page made them support FaceBook’s agenda.
Worst part is, people reporting that their dead relatives have supported FaceBook’s Free Basics, now beat that!
To top it, FaceBook runs full fledged advertising campaigns on it’s own platform to promote their Free Basics agenda, not just in India but outside India as well.
By this, FaceBook is misleading people and turning them in to a huge botnet against TRAI and the People of India.
Considering the pseudo monopoly status that FaceBook has and the mass psychology tactics it is deploying, the amount of ill informed submissions that have happened even without the user’s consent skews the data that TRAI is receiving. And this in my opinion is a well crafted DDoS attack executed by FaceBook on the State.
Now imagine, this skewed data is going to be taken for consideration during a decision making process on India’s Internet Freedom.
Here is a representation of how a DDoS looks like https://twitter.com/r0h1n/status/679218939130421249 – Thanks to @r0h1n
You can submit a drafted response or edit the draft before sending to TRAI from Save The Internet – This is your bit in protecting Internet Freedom in India.