In a post on Facebook, Zuckerberg wrote that he "found the comments deeply upsetting, and they do not represent the way Facebook or I think at all."
Andreessen found himself in hot water on Tuesday evening when he made comments on Twitter about colonialism in India.
Andreessen was having a discussion about the Indian government's blocking of Free Basics, a Facebook service that provides some free internet services. Free Basics is meant for people who have never had access to the Internet before. But the Indian government ruled that it violated the concept of net neutrality, which says that all internet traffic must be treated equally.
Andreessen clearly didn't agree with the ruling, and wrote in a Twitter reply to his colleague Benedict Evans, and Vikram Chachra, another entrepreneur and VC, that "Anti-colonialism has been economically catastrophic for the Indian people for decades. Why stop now?"
Andreessen has since deleted the tweet and apologized. Facebook also released a statement distancing itself from the comments.
Here's the tweet:
Twitter/Mahesh MurthyAndreessen co-founded Netscape, in addition to the venture capital firm Andreessen Horowitz. He was also an early Facebook investor.