Study shows that countries that permit Facebook's beloved "zero rating" programs end up with more expensive wireless data


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:neutral_face: :point_left: This is my shocked face.


It should be noted that it’s going to be difficult to separate correlation and causation here. Countries that allow zero-rating also likely have more monopolistic and corrupt telecom companies. The zero rating is only part of the picture. Also, you can’t zero rate something unless you already have data caps, which are already dubious, so there is selection bias.

So the broader picture of the study might be “ISPs with data caps tend to rip off their customers.”

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