Hey BDSHoles, There’s Always MySpace
I love it when this kind of plan comes together.
As The Telegraph reports:
Facebook has reached a deal to have free internet beamed to some of the most remote parts of Africa via satellite.
The social network has agreed a partnership with Eutelsat, a French satellite internet operator, to transmit internet connections to offline parts of sub-Saharan Africa from next year.
Through Facebook’s internet.org initiative, the company offers access to a number of services including weather, news, health and Facebook itself, for free. However, most connections at present come through traditional fixed and mobile telecoms networks, which provide spotty coverage especially in sparsely-populated areas.
Starting in the second half of 2016, Facebook and Eutelsat will use capacity on AMOS-6,a satellite from Israeli company Spacecom that is due to launch by the end of this year, to beam internet connections directly to smartphones in parts of West, East and Southern Africa.
Which means if the BDSHoles want to be true to their (insidious) cause, they need to boycott Facebook.
Feel free to remind them of this, by commenting on the Facebook pages of the BDS movement and those advocating BDS.