Facebook free internet users reportedly charged through their cellular carriers

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Facebook’s free internet service launched in developing nations and low socio-economic areas more than five years ago to provide people with free access to some online services. But many people are being charged small amounts for using data by their cellphone providers while using the apps in free mode — altogether amounting to millions of dollars every month in the year ending July 2021, according to a Wall Street Journal report.Meta made note of the issue last year, calling it a breach of its transparency principle in an October memo, according to the Journal report Monday citing …