Mukesh Ambani, The richest man in India, has enabled tens of millions of people – if not more – to access the Internet for the first time through a disruptive communications network. The number of Indians who consume mobile phone data today has changed, having become convinced of all the megabytes spent surfing the Internet.
But many Internet users for the first time are increasingly struggling to understand the nuances of the Internet – they often end up trusting everything they see online, and in extreme cases, Caused great chaos in the nation. Ambani now wants to help these people understand the ins and outs of the digital world.
Reliance Jio's communications network today announced a literacy program called "Digital Udaan" for Internet users for the first time in India. Network communications for two and a half years, which has Collected more than 300 million subscribersShe said she had partnered with Facebook to create the "largest digital literacy program ever" that provides audiovisual training in 10 regional languages.
As part of the Udaan Digital Program, Reliance Jio will hold training sessions to help its users learn about Internet security and how they should communicate with popular services and devices. The operator said he would hold these sessions every Saturday and also provide training videos and information brochures for users.
Reliance Jio said Facebook helped him build and coordinate suitable units for people in small cities and towns in India. In the first phase of the program, Jio will conduct these training courses in about 200 different locations in 13 states. It will expand to more than 7,000 sites where "millions of JioPhone users and Internet users live for the first time."
"Facebook is an ally in this mission and we are delighted to partner with Jio to attract new Internet users and create mechanisms for them to unleash the power of this access," said Ajit Mohan, Vice President and Director of Facebook India. . Facebook and WhatsApp India, with some 350 million users, is the largest and fastest growing market in India. There are more than 500 million Internet users in India.
Akash Ambani, director of Reliance Jio, said he hoped to "help eliminate the barriers to information inconsistency and real-time access." This is a comprehensive information, education and entertainment program, where no Indian will be excluded from this digital campaign. To every town and village in India, achieving 100% of the country's digital literacy. "
Reliance Jio, through its free voice calls and low prices, has helped accelerate the growth of the ecosystem of smartphones and smartphones in India. Brought the nation's platform, and now The second largest Internet network in the world The smartphone market, to the extent that many thought it took more than five years to reach.
But this growth was also accompanied by new sets of challenges. WhatsApp, which is the most popular app in India, Still grappling with the spread of misinformation in the nation, For example. Other social media services face similar challenges. Last year, WhatsApp started broadcasting television ads in India to help users become more cautious about the messages they share. She also collaborated with Reliance Geo to push teams of performers to travel across India and hold promotional shows to help people understand the rising tide of counterfeit news better.