Facebook’s CEO is visiting Delhi tomorrow to host a town hall meeting and the first details about the session are now surfacing online. The Q&A session is taking place at IIT-Delhi, but it seems not all students will be able to attend Mark Zuckerberg’s Delhi town hall. Also Read - Mark Zuckerberg discusses net neutrality, zero-rating issues with Delhi MPsAlso Read - Technology can help build superpowers: Mark Zuckerberg
While everyone wants to make most of this opportunity to meet Zuckerberg and interact with him, seems like only one in nine students will be able to attend the event, ET reports. The auditorium where the town hall will be hosted has a seating capacity of 1,100, but only 900 seats have been allocated to students. Also Read - Lobbying for net neutrality, working towards building open framework: Mark Zuckerberg
With nearly 8,000 students in the campus, the Facebook team came up with a lottery system to select the lucky students. Moments after the invite was posted on IIT s website, applications started pouring in and the team had to discontinue the link after getting 3,500 applications.
Zuckerberg is set to speak for about 15 minutes, and then the rest of the time is allocated to the question and answer session. We expect questions around topics like PM Narendra Modi s Digital India initiative, Free Basics, and the company s recent tie up with Nasscom to support budding startups in India.
But if last year s Zuckerberg s visit is anything to go by, we expect the entire Q&A session to be heavily moderated. In other words, he will only answer questions that have been cleared by the Facebook team beforehand.