Highlighting the achievements its Internet.org platform, Zukerberg posted an info-graphic with maps of 11 nations including India. Few Indians quickly spotted the goof up and advised the CEO to ratify the error. However, few Indians also bombarded Zuckerberg with negative comments.

“We just launched Internet.org in Malawi, giving people on the TNM and Airtel Malawi networks access to free basic internet services,” Mark said in his post supported with a graphic.

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“With this launch, Internet.org is now available to more than 1 billion people around the world!,” the CEO said.

“Giving people free access is the right thing to do. We will keep connecting more people and more countries, and we won’t stop until every person in the world can connect to the internet,” he said.

Facebook had already faced criticism in India for its internet.org platform which according to the company is open to all content and application developers who meet "certain guidelines". This follows criticism from free internet advocates that the social networking site was "hand-picking services" violating principles of net neutrality.

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Zuckerberg, who in the past had defended internet.org, said in his video blog posted today, that the programme supports itself.

"When people use free basic services, more of them then decide to pay to access the broader Internet and this enables operators to keep offering these basic services for free. It is not sustainable to offer the whole Internet for free," he said.