Monday, 3 October, 2022
TopicWall Street Journal

Topic: Wall Street Journal

Can Facebook’s ‘secretive’ image be altered? Its Oversight Board could make a difference

The first-ever 'transparency report' into Facebook could be a golden opportunity for the board to put its foot down on the social media giant's chronic secrecy.

Before Covid officially hit, 3 at Wuhan lab were hospitalised in Nov 2019, says WSJ report

The WSJ report cites a US intelligence report and fuels calls for further investigation into the origins of the novel coronavirus that caused the Covid-19 pandemic.

Pakistan will seek to continue detention of Daniel Pearl murder convict Omar Sheikh — WSJ report

Sindh HC ordered Omar’s release Thursday. But a Wall Street Journal report quotes a Pakistani legal official, who says he will remain behind bars as authorities will try to prevent his release.

‘They crossed limits’ — VHP says will take legal action against WSJ over Bajrang Dal report

WSJ report says despite an internal assessment calling for a ban on Bajrang Dal, Facebook has not cracked down on the group over financial and safety considerations.

Facebook fears ban on Bajrang Dal could risk staff safety, business prospects — WSJ report

Facebook safety team concluded this year that Bajrang Dal supported violence against minorities and likely qualified as a ‘dangerous organisation’, the WSJ report said.

Wall Street Journal column criticises Jill Biden for using prefix ‘Dr’, sparks outrage

Column by Joseph Epstein, an emeritus professor, says that incoming US First Lady Jill Biden's 'doctor' title sounded 'fraudulent'. Biden has a doctorate in education.

‘Common sense’ for US to fear detention of Americans in retaliation, top China editor says

The Global Times editor-in-chief was responding to a WSJ report that warned Americans in China could be detained after the US State Department actions against Chinese scholars.

Pakistan Supreme Court stays release of US journalist Daniel Pearl’s murder accused

In April, Sindh HC bench had commuted death sentence of British-born al Qaeda leader Ahmed Omar Saeed Sheikh, main accused Daniel Pearl abduction and murder case, to 7 years in prison.

‘We are open & non-partisan, know work on hate speech is never over’ — Facebook India head

Facebook India's head Ajit Mohan says company denounces hate and bigotry in any form, and policy decisions are made after factoring in 'local sensitivities'.

Denounce ‘anti-Muslim bigotry’ — Facebook staff in US, other countries write to company

According to a Reuters report, 11 Facebook employees in the US & other countries have sought ‘more diverse representation’ in the company’s India and other teams.

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Over 38% inmates in Indian jails are OBCs, 10% increase in a decade, study finds

Religious minorities, specifically Muslims and Sikhs, have been overrepresented among prison inmates for years now, but there have been some shifts in the last decade, NCRB data shows.
A man counts Indian currency notes inside a shop in Mumbai, India | Reuters/Francis Mascarenhas

RBI tells state refiners to reduce dollar buying in spot market, contain sharp fall in rupee

RBI has ensured that $9 billion has been made available at overseas branches of some Indian banks for the country's three state-run refiners to tap, according to sources.

Defence

Naval Group & IIT Goa signing agreement to extend partnership on 28 September | Twitter @navalgroup

France’s Naval Group, IIT Goa extend R&D deal for underwater surveillance, submarine imaging

Agreement will act as catalyst for improving analysis of data collected by underwater sensors through application of neural systems & AI.

India’s hijab supporters will lose even if they win SC battle. Because the real war is political

In a highly polarised time, cornered minorities tend to lean back and protect the roots and fundamentals of what is so dear to them. Politically, it can often be a bad trap.
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