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Shah Rukh Khan Wants India To Fight For Net Neutrality And #SaveTheInternet

The Bollywood superstar tweeted a pro-net neutrality video along with an appeal to his 12.3 million followers to #SaveTheInternet.

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While the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India deliberates the future of net neutrality in India, India's largest comedy collective released a video in its defense:

All India Bakchod released their John Oliver-esque plea for a free and open internet on Saturday evening. In its first 12 hours, the video had already racked up over 300,000 views.
All India Bakchod / Via buzzfeed.com

All India Bakchod released their John Oliver-esque plea for a free and open internet on Saturday evening. In its first 12 hours, the video had already racked up over 300,000 views.

Late Saturday night, actor Shah Rukh Khan shared the video with his 12.3 million followers.

https://t.co/C8TJOL2aWx #SaveTheInternet”

SRK paired the video with the hashtag #SaveTheInternet, which India's pro-net neutrality activists have adopted.

At the time of writing, it is India's #2 trending topic on Twitter.
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At the time of writing, it is India's #2 trending topic on Twitter.

Simultaneously, #IndiaWantsNetNeutrality is amongst the top trending topics on Facebook.

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Shah Rukh Khan was formerly a brand ambassador for Airtel, whose recently launched platform "Airtel Zero" has received widespread criticism for violating the principles of net neutrality.

But the king of Bollywood hasn't let that stop him from taking a stand.

Imaan Sheikh / Via buzzfeed.com