"What free thing that appears charitable could be created to trap poor people into a system that will never change and which also assigns them to a subclass while redefining what constitutes internet service minus all those pesky aspects disruptive to oligarchic power?'
For instance, Zuck doesn't have a real facebork profile, he doesn't need one. He will never have his personal communications and secrets broadcast to every intelligence agency and permanent historical record. He has his own privacy and he offers a free privacy-opposite 'service' that essentially offers a little something(that is actually trivial given the actual capabilities of the technology) in exchange for making otherwise private people into very public people, if not super-public people. The service he offers others free is a low-quality product that comes with a ton of liability, something for the rubes.
So Internet.org, similarly, is pretending to be a non-profit even though they are going to perform massive commercial services funnelling customers directly to sellers of goods and services, while pretending to offer something akin to an always available free 911 emergency service on a cell phone but which actually is a huge advertisement for his businesses and those of his friends.
What he is offering in India is a form of free 911 service except your 911 emergency won't really get routed first to the police, it will first go to a private call center that will make sure that the ambulance service, the police and fire services and all the other attendant medical and legal issues are routed to the "right"(service subscribing) doctors, lawyers, and rehabilitation centers and that once there the people are labelled correctly so as not to get more services than their classification is rationed.
For a similar reason I have always thought it ridiculous that bandwidth speeds in the united states are not symmetrical, that web hosting from your home internet connection is a special extra service and that traffic through your ISP is subject to all manner of spying.
Sure, you get the internet, but any of the really cool stuff(your own site, the ability to offer services, actual privacy) is something you are going to have to pay a pretty penny for, even though it would cost them hardly anything to provide the service.
It's what capitalism always does, promise the moon and end up actually stealing from you, leaving you to see the reflection of the moon off your prison room wall.
Sure, everyone can be an investor and make millions! But now you need to hire an investment banker analyst/adviser to help you handle it all and unless you have over 100,000, you're going to lose most of your gains to fees. Then get ready for the bubble to pop.
Sure we are going to offer a bunch of entry level educational materials and sure we will offer great opportunities to the few who excel at them, and guess what we will put your genius children to work doing? Maintaining the social stratification.
Capitalism, our current global system, loves to say it provides an open playing field to even the poor people, but while in the shadows backhandedly doing everything they can to maintain the social stratification. Which actually means limiting and ruining peoples' lives, through no fault of their own, on an industrial scale all the while trumpeting that all the poor deserve to be so due to their moral failures, their actual lack of value to society.
Looking across the internet, it is pretty obvious which technologies are friendly to the social stratus and those that aren't.
Facebook - maintains social stratus
The Pirate Bay - disruptive
Etrade - maintains social stratus
Uber - maintains social stratus
Amazon - maintains social stratus
anonymity - disruptive
Microsoft - maintains social stratus
Apple - maintains social stratus
Bitcoin - undecided (the higher ups in the social stratus also want to launder their money, but they don't want the same available to the lower classes, so they are trying to design a form of it they can co-opt)
Silk Road - disruptive
Reddit - disruptive - seek and acquire(and then subvert while leaving the appearance of legitimacy)
tor - disruptive
encryption - disruptive
porn - maintains social stratus
asymmetrical home hosting - disruptive
privacy - disruptive
high bandwidth - maintains social stratus(only for those who can afford it)
Things that obviously threaten to disrupt the social stratus:
-sharing between people
-international trading without enforcement of law
-legitimate voting on popular public forums
AND GUESS WHAT INTERNET.ORG WILL NOT OFFER ANYONE:
Anything that threatens to disrupt the social stratus
Anyone with a political education should be able to see this for what it is, the designation of India's poor as a permanent subclass with the option of their smartest children to be safely plucked into the office buildings before they invent anything else disruptive that they have to spend time seeking and destroying, disguised as a form of charity.
Internet.org is NOT the internet. It is something very different.
The internet connects everyone to everyone. Internet.org connects everyone to Zuck and pals.
FWIW, I don't think Zuckerturd understands what I am writing here. I dont think he is a politically educated person so he is just a pawn. A pawn with a zillion dollars, but a pawn just the same.
"Better a free man in my grave than living as a puppet or a slave" - Jimmy Cliff