Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg is speaking out against the comments of board member Marc Andreessen, who infuriated people on Twitter on Tuesday night over what he said about the social network's "Free Basics" program in India.

Free Basics provides limited internet services at no cost to people in developing countries, and after Indian regulators blocked the program, Andreessen criticized the country's decision on Twitter.

When entrepreneur and venture capitalist Vikram Chachra replied that it sounded like Andreessen was justifying "internet colonialism," Andreessen responded in this now-deleted tweet:

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Although he later apologized, Facebook still clearly felt the need to distance itself from that perspective.

"We strongly reject the sentiments expressed by Marc Andreessen last night regarding India," a representative said.

Zuckerberg added on his Facebook page that he "found the comments deeply upsetting."

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Critics of Facebook's Free Basics program say that it creates a ghettoized version of the internet for poor people. Motherboard's Derek Mead even compared it to internet colonialism last year, writing that it lets Facebook shape people's introduction to the internet.

Andreessen apologized for his comments on Tuesday evening, and issued a second apology on Wednesday:

This story first appeared on Buisness Insider