Zuckerberg’s U.S. partnership is part of the U.N.’s effort to eliminate extreme poverty by 2030 a goal that was set Friday. However, the goal to expand Internet access isn’t new for Zuckerberg. In August 2013, he launched Internet.org, with the mission of connecting the 5 billion people without internet access.
The Facebook CEO called for greater global Internet access on Saturday during a speech at the United Nations.
Zuckerberg said Facebook would be working with the U.N. to help bring Internet access to refugee camps — especially timely given Europe’s current crisis.
However, the goal to expand Internet access isn’t new for Zuckerberg.
Zuckerberg also posted a Facebook message before his speech about his goal to make universal Internet access a “global priority.” Read more…