Today's Hard|Forum Post
Today's Hard|Forum Post

Wednesday December 30, 2015

Facebook's Free Internet Service Shut Down In Egypt

First it was India, now Egypt, it seems Facebook’s Free Basics program isn't too popular with some foreign governments.

A program that had been giving free basic Internet services to over three million Egyptians was shut down on Wednesday, social media site Facebook said. In a statement to The Associated Press, Facebook said it hoped to "resolve this situation soon" so the program, which it had launched with Etisalat Egypt some two months ago, could be restored.