After having failed to peddle their money making venture as some great philanthropic gesture, Facebook board member Marc Andreessen today decided to vent his frustration over twitter by terming TRAI India’s decision to do way with the idea of differential pricing as an “anti-colonialist” and suggested that the country would have been better off under British rule.
With tender sensibilities being hurt over a ‘poor country’s’ blatant rejection of the self assumed Big Brother’s holier-than-thou charity plans, Andreessen took on the twitter to share their two cents.
Andreessen, or @pmarca as he’s known on Twitter, wrote: “Anti-colonialism has been economically catastrophic for the Indian people for decades. Why stop now?”
“Another in a long line of economically suicidal decisions made by the Indian government against its own citizens,” he tweeted.
“Denying world’s poorest free partial Internet connectivity when today they have none, for ideological reasons, strikes me as morally wrong.”
Athough Andreessen deleted the tweets shortly after raising enormous flak from Indians worldwide; this did not stop twitterati from making their angry opinions known.
Riding high over the victory of net neutrality, Indians on twitter didn’t let Andreessen and his partner off the hook as easily as they might have anticipated.
I hereby withdraw from all future discussions of Indian economics or politics. 😀 Carry on…
— Marc Andreessen (@pmarca) February 10, 2016
Giving back as good as they got, this is how Twitterati reacted:
— Gayatri Jayaraman (@Gayatri__J) February 10, 2016
marc andreessen has a point, we should try this idea of letting white people run all our things. wonder why we’ve never tried it before.
— . (@i_r_squared) February 10, 2016
Soon after, the mocking began with twitterati comparing Facebook to East India Company. Currently #East India Company is trending on twitter.
Breaking: Facebook to rename itself as “East India Company” per guidance from their board.
— ~ (@cloud_opinion) February 10, 2016
So, the mindset of @facebook is clear now!
They want to commemorate the East India Company, han? Mr.Z.brg, we are independent now! Yad rakho
— Alok Mishra (@PoetAlok_Mishra) February 10, 2016
Speaking of colonialism, Facebook is not like East India Company. It’s more like bubonic plague.
— ( 1/f ) फेडसिंह (@fadesingh) February 10, 2016