Mark Zuckerberg and Facebook helped to start a cooperative effort among telecoms and Facebook to provide free Internet access to countries that lack it. This initiative--called Internet.org--just launched an app for people in Zambia that provides limited free access to Facebook, Facebook Messenger, Google, AccuWeather, Unicef, job search sites in Zambia, and women's health and rights organizations. (More here.)
Last year, Zuckerberg wrote that Internet access is a human right. But he noted that only one third of the world's population has access to the Internet. Too bad the Internet access Internet.org provides in Zambia does not provide full Internet access, but at least it is a start.