Facebook hosted PM Narendra Modi at its Menlo Park campus, where he participated in a Q&A town hall along with CEO Mark Zuckerberg. At Facebook s headquarters, Modi visited the Insights Wall, where Zuckerberg explained about Facebook’s Indian user base. Also Read - Facebook will now make money from WhatsApp's in-app purchases
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According to the stats, more than 50 percent of Internet users in India use Facebook. With Indian user base of over 132 million, more than 90 percent of them access the social network site from their mobile phones. There are currently 1.5 million small/medium businesses in India having Facebook pages, which is a 70 percent year-on-year growth.
At the town hall, both Modi and Zuckerberg discussed about various topics, from social media to Make in India. Modi answered question on how social media is helping government reach out the people in India and also revealed his plans for digital infrastructure. Zuckerberg also revealed Facebook s India connection when he visited the temple to find vision for his company.
When Zuckerberg asked Modi to say something about his mother, he broke-down in tears while talking about his mother and the childhood struggles.