Marc Andreessen apologises for controversial tweet

Marc Andreessen during a conference

Marc Andreessen during a conference

Famous investor and member of Facebook board, Marc Andreessen is in news after two days after the ban on Facebook’s Free Basics initiatives in India.

On Wednesday morning, Marc Andreessen, said this on Twitter:

Anti-colonialism has been economically catastrophic for the Indian people for decades. Why stop now?

Marc Andreessen's controversial tweet

The tweet was deleted later.

Who is Marc Andreessen

Marc Andreessen is an American entrepreneur, investor and cofounder of Netscape, co-author of Mosaic and partner of Silicon Valley venture capital firm Andreessen Horowitz. Andreessen is also a co-founder of a company called Ning, which provides platform for social media website. He is in list of Board of Directors for Facebook, ebay, HP and some other market leading organization.

On Feb 8, Telecom Authority of India, banned Facebook’s initiative Free Basics, as it was against the Net Neutrality. Free Basics is a service in which people have access to selective apps for free but with limited access.

This tweet was in response to Vikram Chachra, founder of Eight Innovate.

This tweet created a lot of controversy on twitter and twitter was flooded with negative response to Marc Andreessen’ tweet. After many negative comments, Marc finally deleted the tweet and later he apologised for his tweet, through his microblogging site.

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