Mark Zuckerberg praises Digital India during town hall with Indian Prime Minister

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MENLO PARK, Calif. — Facebook hosted Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi Sunday for a townhall Q&A with CEO Mark Zuckerberg.

The event comes on day two of the prime minister’s visit to Silicon Valley, where he has met with investors and CEOs to encourage investment in his country. Speaking at Facebook’s headquarters, Modi took questions on his efforts to help bring more of the country online and the need to bring more businesses to India.

During the Q&A, Zuckerberg reiterated the importance of getting more of the world online, the goal of the Facebook-backed Internet.org initiative, though he avoided mentioning the program by name. The initiative, which rolled out in India last year has become a source of controversy in the country in recent months. Read more…

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