Pro-Poor Targeting Efforts for Information Access

  • In arguing for Free Basics, Mark Zuckerberg said that “everyone deserves access to the tools and information that can help them to achieve all their fundamental social and economic rights.” Critics argue that it is a threat to net neutrality.
  • There is no denying that efforts are needed to improve the access of poor people to knowledge about public services that can help them.
  • But experts suggest that such efforts need to be directly targeted to poor groups.