A member of Facebook's board of directors has incurred India's wrath after posting a tweet suggesting the country was better off under colonial rule.
Following a ruling banning Facebook's Free Basic internet service, Marc Andreessen, tweeted "Anti-colonialism has been economically catastrophic for the Indian people for decades. Why stop now?"
Twitter went into overdrive trying to point out the error of his ways:
After invoking India's ire, Andreessen deleted his tweet and attempted to withdraw from the online row:
Realising the impossibility of this option, one Twitter user, @_steve3_, advised him: "Don't piss off a billion people."
To contain the fire, Andreessen later tried to explain his view on colonialism:
Twitter however, was having none of it and eventually the apology came: