Tuesday, 29 September 2015

Changing Facebook Profile Pic To Support Digital India, Not To Worry

In my previous post I had posted "Support Digital India and Not Facebook's Version of Digital India". The post said that Facebook is actually counting each Profile Picture change to as your support for its on “Internet.org” in India. So, here you are indirectly killing Net Neutrality, supporting and promoting Internet.org by Facebook.

Soon after this went viral over the internet, The Huffington Post says it was the same as like the gay pride tint that went viral when the US legalized gay marriage. This was done the same way to support Digital India.

This is what the post says, "It should really worry Facebook from a trust point of view that the idea that it was hoodwinking people into pledging support for Internet.org spread like wild fire and nobody paused to question that a global behemoth might not do such a blatant sleight of hand especially when a head of government was involved. Besides, it was rather clear from the HTML code that the part that mentioned 'Internetorg' was little more than a descriptor for the image file. Responding to a query, a Facebook spokesperson told HuffPost India that there was no connection between the tricolour DP and Internet.org. "There is absolutely no connection between updating your profile picture for digital India and Internet.org. An engineer mistakenly used the words "Internet.org profile picture" as a shorthand name he chose for part of the code. But this product in no way connects to or registers support for Internet.org. We are changing the code today to eliminate any confusion."

So, now without worrying you can support for Digital India by changing your profile picture as it will not count as a yes vote for Internet.org.

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