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Showdown likely as Parliament’s IT panel meets over WSJ report on Facebook

A showdown is on the cards at the meeting where MPs will hear allegations made by The Wall Street Journal in recent reports against Facebook
According to members of the panel, who did not wish to be named, both the BJP and the Congress are poised to corner Facebook about its policy decisions.(Reuters)
According to members of the panel, who did not wish to be named, both the BJP and the Congress are poised to corner Facebook about its policy decisions.(Reuters)
Updated on Sep 02, 2020 02:43 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByDeeksha Bhardwaj

India writes to Facebook, alleges it is the latest ‘tool’ to create social disturbances

In a letter written by union IT Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad to Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg, India has raised the need for country specific community guidelines and said that as a transactional digital platform, Facebook must not only be fair and neutral, but also visibly seen to be so.
The letter comes in the wake of a controversy stoked by a report in the Wall Street Journal, alleging that Facebook showed a bias in not taking down content from the BJP supported pages or accounts that flouted norms and that its head of public policy in India Ankhi Das showed support for the BJP.(REUTERS PHOTO.)
The letter comes in the wake of a controversy stoked by a report in the Wall Street Journal, alleging that Facebook showed a bias in not taking down content from the BJP supported pages or accounts that flouted norms and that its head of public policy in India Ankhi Das showed support for the BJP.(REUTERS PHOTO.)
Updated on Sep 01, 2020 07:28 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | BySmriti Kak Ramachandran | Edited by Sohini Sarkar

Chhattisgarh Police files FIR against Facebook’s Ankhi Das

The FIR was registered after Tiwari was named in a complaint registered by Delhi Police’s cyber cell on the basis of a charge levelled against him by Das on Sunday.
In her complaint, Ankhi Das alleged receiving death threats and social media abuse after a report in The Wall Street Journal (WSJ) suggested that Facebook was biased towards the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in censoring hate speech.(live hindustan)
In her complaint, Ankhi Das alleged receiving death threats and social media abuse after a report in The Wall Street Journal (WSJ) suggested that Facebook was biased towards the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in censoring hate speech.(live hindustan)
Updated on Aug 18, 2020 10:36 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Raipur | ByRitesh Mishra

Report on Facebook’s leniency to BJP members’ communal posts causes row

In an article published late on Friday, the Wall Street Journal cited interviews with unnamed Facebook insiders to claim that the company’s senior India policy executive Ankhi Das intervened in internal content review processes to stop a ban on BJP’s Telangana MLA T Raja Singh, who made communally charged posts targeting the Muslim community.
A party functionary, who asked not to be named, said the BJP does not subscribe to the views of Singh and has distanced itself from comments that call for violence or are not in line with the party’s stance.(AFP)
A party functionary, who asked not to be named, said the BJP does not subscribe to the views of Singh and has distanced itself from comments that call for violence or are not in line with the party’s stance.(AFP)
Updated on Aug 16, 2020 08:31 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByBinayak Dasgupta , Aurangzeb Naqshbandi and Sunetra Choudhury, New Delhi

China expels 3 WSJ journalists for ‘racial’ opinion piece they didn’t write

The three expelled Beijing-based WSJ reporters are not known to have contributed to the piece titled “China is the Real Sick Man of Asia”, written by US-based professor, Walter Russel Mead.
Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Geng Shuang said the editors used such a racially discriminatory title, triggering indignation and condemnation among the Chinese people and the international community.(AP)
Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Geng Shuang said the editors used such a racially discriminatory title, triggering indignation and condemnation among the Chinese people and the international community.(AP)
Updated on Feb 19, 2020 03:53 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Beijing | BySutirtho Patranobis

Investigators believe anti-stall system activated in Ethiopia crash: Report

US government experts have been analyzing details gathered by their Ethiopian counterparts for the past few days, the WSJ newspaper added.
People walk past a part of the wreckage at the scene of the Ethiopian Airlines Flight ET 302 plane crash, near the town of Bishoftu, southeast of Addis Ababa, Ethiopia on March 10.(REUTERS)
People walk past a part of the wreckage at the scene of the Ethiopian Airlines Flight ET 302 plane crash, near the town of Bishoftu, southeast of Addis Ababa, Ethiopia on March 10.(REUTERS)
Updated on Mar 29, 2019 03:03 PM IST
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Agence France-Presse | ByAgence France-Presse

Social network Google+ shut down after 500,000 users’ data exposed

A software glitch in the social site gave outside developers potential access to private Google+ profile data between 2015 and March 2018, when internal investigators discovered and fixed the issue, a report said
An illuminated Google logo is seen inside an office building in Zurich on September 5.(REUTERS)
An illuminated Google logo is seen inside an office building in Zurich on September 5.(REUTERS)
Updated on Oct 09, 2018 12:50 AM IST
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Amazon probes allegations of staff leaking confidential data to companies for bribes

According to a Wall Street Journal report, employees of the e-retailer sell internal data and other confidential information -- usually through intermediaries -- to merchants who sell their goods on the US giant’s website.
The logo of Amazon is seen at the company logistics center in Lauwin-Planque, northern France.(Reuters)
The logo of Amazon is seen at the company logistics center in Lauwin-Planque, northern France.(Reuters)
Updated on Sep 17, 2018 10:23 AM IST
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AFP, San Francisco | ByAgence France Presse
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