Zuckerberg deletes post with wrong India map

Mark Zuckerberg, founder and CEO of Facebook, addresses a gathering during the Summit in New Delhi October 9, 2014. Facebook Inc, which closed its acquisition of mobile messaging service WhatsApp on Monday, has no near-term plan to make money from the service, Zuckerberg said on Thursday. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi (INDIA - Tags: SCIENCE TECHNOLOGY BUSINESS TELECOMS)   | Photo Credit: ADNAN ABIDI

Strong reactions by Indians on a wrong infographic containing India’s map without Jammu and Kashmir has forced Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg to delete the post which he put up on his social networking site.

The map was posted by the Facebook founder on his Facebook page following the launch in Malawi of the social networking company-led, a platform that aims to give free internet access to Indians by offering select content and services for free.

However, after sharp remarks by Indian netizens against the wrong map put out by Mr. Zuckerberg, he deleted the post.

“Don’t need your free internet. All Indians log off Facebook if map is not corrected...,” reacted one netizen while another said, “After China, now Mark Zuckerberg posts Indian map without Kashmir. I hope government bans Facebook like they did with al-Jazeera.”

Incidentally, Chinese state-owned CCTV also showed an Indian map without Jammu and Kashmir and Arunachal Pradesh while reporting on Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit to China this week.

Mr. Zuckerberg and Facebook have already been >facing a tough time in India recently as has come under attack from net neutrality advocates. is aimed at providing free internet access to billions by offering select content and services for free to those who cannot afford or do not want to pay for internet access.

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