Facebook chief Zuckerberg meets PM Modi

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
  • Updated: Oct 11, 2014 13:11 IST

Facebook co-founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg on Friday met Prime Minister Narendra Modi and discussed ways in which the social media major could contribute to the Swachh Bharat Abhiyaan, an official statement said. He also expressed interest to join the Digital India programme.

Modi had shared his “Why Clean India” (before) and “My Clean India” photos along with a video on Facebook on October 3.

Zuckerberg said Facebook would work with the government in the fields of healthcare and education. The social network would help in the creation of the Clean India Mobile App and that it would be launched soon, he added.

The young billionaire also asked the Prime Minister to identify some domains so that Facebook can help the government’s Digital India initiative.

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Modi, on his part, recalled how the social media gave wonderful results when he used the platform for campaigns such as tracking the missing children during his tenure as Gujarat chief minister.

Earlier in the day, Zuckerberg met telecom minister Ravi Shankar Prasad, and expressed interest in helping India expand Internet coverage with the use of alternate technology, and Prasad appointed two nodal officials in his ministry to coordinate with Facebook executives.

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