Saturday, 25 June, 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.

On Camera

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1990s house music and fashion are back — unfortunately, so is a 1970s economy

It may be fear of recession that’s driving today’s obsession with all things early ‘90s. The period was characterised by a dismal economy and large-scale unemployment.
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Three charts show trouble for Indian stocks and why its unlikely to end anytime soon

The S&P BSE Sensex Index has fallen more than 15% from its October high, nearing the 20% loss that denotes a bear market.

Defence

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Almost 4,000 enrol for IAF’s Agnipath recruitment scheme on day 1 of online registrations

These registrations pertain to the Indian Air Force's Agniveer Vayu programme. The online portal for the first phase was opened at 10 am Friday, and will close on 5 July.

With Agnipath, Modi govt’s shock & awe doctrine may have misfired a vital reform, yet again

Modi govt's biggest flaw has been its disinclination to accept limitations of electoral majorities. This ruined land acquisition and farm reform, stalled labour codes.
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