Changing Your Facebook Profile pic means to support Digital India Initiative, Not Internet.org

Facebook has recently added the SupportDigitalIndia campaign that changing one's profile photo to the Indian tri-color to support the Digital India initiative. Facebook even released a tool where anyone can show they are 'helping transform India into a digitally empowered society' by simply changing their Facebook profile pic. Facebook CEO, Mark Zuckerberg, and Prime Minister of India, Narendra Modi, have already changed their profile pics for supporting Digital India Initiative. But, there was a controversy by saying that changing the profile pic means to support Facebook's Internet.org campaign. The controversy has arised due to the usage of the words 'Internet.org profile picture' in the web code.

Facebook basically said as much, saying it was a mistake by the engineer who used the wrong shorthand name in the web code. The company's statement reads:

"There is absolutely no connection between updating your profile picture for digital India and Internet.org. An engineer mistakenly used the words 'Internet.org profile picture' as a shorthand name he chose for part of the code. But this product in no way connects to or registers support for Internet.org. We are changing the code today to eliminate any confusion."

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