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The Guardian har tagit sig en titt på Internet, på sociala tjänster och vilka som hamstrar våra data. Den sociala mediejätten inte bara samlar in våra data – Facebook försöker också på alla sätt se till att ta sig in på nya marknader med gratistjänster.

Sounds good, eh? But a recent study by researchers at the University of California, Irvine, on how Discover works in the Philippines (where it has replaced Free Basics) found that not all websites seemed to be stripped for onward viewing. When accessing Facebook through Discover, for example, it wasn’t stripped much – just 4% of images were removed from Instagram, compared with more than 65% of images on other popular sites such as YouTube and e-commerce platform Shopee. The inference was that Discover rendered Facebook’s own services far more functional than those of its competitors. Charged with this, the company blamed a “technical error” that had since been resolved.

The Guardian