Saturday, 25 June, 2022

Topic: Whistleblower

Facebook didn’t act on fake accounts ‘tied’ to BJP MP, alleges ex-employee, presents ‘proof’

After 6-month wait to testify before House panel, FB 'whistleblower' Sophie Zhang has released ‘evidence’ that company acted fast on fake accounts linked to politicians — except for BJP MP.

Falsified data, inadequately trained vaccinators: BMJ flags Pfizer vaccine trial ‘violations’

An estimated 418.41 million doses of the Pfizer vaccine have been administered across the world, as of 3 November. India hasn’t given approval to the vaccine.

Protection of sources vital for freedom of press, says SC during Pegasus hearing

Bench led by CJI Ramana observes that sources may be deterred from helping journalists give information to people on matters of public interest if they do not have protection.

How Facebook led a new India user to gore, fake news in just 21 days

While whistleblower Frances Haugen's disclosures have painted a worrying picture of Facebook, the India experiment suggests that its influence globally could be even worse.

Google whistleblower says speaking out is harder than it seems

Chelsey Glasson, who sued Google for discrimination, says whistleblowers need better protection and legal support.

‘Facebook knew RSS promotes anti-Muslim narratives but took little action’, whistleblower says

In a complaint filed with the US SEC, former employee & whistleblower Frances Haugen said Facebook lacks 'adequate systems' to deal with content issues internationally.

China’s Covid whistleblower says Wuhan hospital left her nearly blind

Shares of China’s biggest private hospital chain, Aier Eye Hospital Group Co., plunged after Dr. Ai Fen last week claimed a cataract surgery at the Wuhan branch impaired her vision.

Wife of Covid ‘martyr’ and Wuhan whistleblower gives birth, calls newborn his final gift

The widow of Chinese doctor and whistleblower Li Wenliang, who was subjected to an investigation for raising alarm about the coronavirus, delivered their second child Friday.

Donald Trump names Ukraine whistle-blower in tweet, then deletes post

Trump has posted about the whistle-blower multiple times over the months and suggested in comments to reporters that he would like to unmask or face the individual.

Another whistleblower accuses Infosys CEO of misdeeds

The Infosys whistleblower, who claims to be an employee in the finance department, urged the board of directors to take action against CEO Salil Parekh.

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Not Russia, a point-less Wimbledon 2022 affects young tennis players most

Young underdogs have often defeated tennis titans. But Wimbledon 2022 removing ranking points sets them back instead of making a geopolitical impact.
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‘All about helping Rajni’ — tech gurus at iSPIRT quietly power India’s digital revolution

With the fictitious Rajni from rural India as its guiding light, iSPIRT has been using internet & software to change structure of country’s economy, with aim to improve quality of life.


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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.