WikiLeaks founder says he has explosive bank dossier

first_imgTuesday 30 November 2010 8:18 pm Tags: NULL KCS-content WikiLeaks founder says he has explosive bank dossier THE founder of WikiLeaks, the website that earlier this week published a raft of damaging diplomatic and military cables, says he is poised to leak tens of thousands of documents he said could take down “one or two” top US banks.Julian Assange would not confirm which banks he has in his sights but has previously spoken about possessing 5GB of damaging information taken from a Bank of America executive’s hard drive.He said he will release the information early next year, adding it would almost certainly lead to an investigation into a bank.The documents, which Assange likened to the Enron scandal, is believed to be made up of “an overlap between corporate and government leaks”.A Bank of America spokeswoman said the bank is aware of WikiLeaks’ claims that it has company data, but said it has not been contacted by the group or seen proof it possesses any of the bank’s information. whatsappcenter_img More From Our Partners Brave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgBill Gates reportedly hoped Jeffrey Epstein would help him win a Nobelnypost.comRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comSupermodel Anne Vyalitsyna claims income drop, pushes for child supportnypost.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgWhy people are finding dryer sheets in their mailboxesnypost.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgI blew off Adam Sandler 22 years ago — and it’s my biggest regretnypost.comInside Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis’ not-so-average farmhouse estatenypost.com980-foot skyscraper sways in China, prompting panic and evacuationsnypost.comFlorida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.comUK teen died on school trip after teachers allegedly refused her pleasnypost.comKiller drone ‘hunted down a human target’ without being told tonypost.comBiden received funds from top Russia lobbyist before Nord Stream 2 giveawaynypost.comSidney Crosby, Alex Ovechkin are graying and frayingnypost.comMatt Gaetz swindled by ‘malicious actors’ in $155K boat sale by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStoryTotal PastThe Ingenious Reason There Are No Mosquitoes At Disney WorldTotal PastSerendipity TimesInside Coco Chanel’s Eerily Abandoned Mansion Frozen In TimeSerendipity TimesZen HeraldNASA’s Voyager 2 Has Entered Deep Space – And It Brought Scientists To Their KneesZen Heraldmoneycougar.comThis Proves The Osmonds Weren’t So Innocentmoneycougar.comAlphaCute30 Rules That All “Hells Angels” Have To FollowAlphaCuteTaonga: The Island FarmThe Most Relaxing Farm Game of 2021. No InstallTaonga: The Island Farmthedelite.comNetflix Cancellations And Renewals: The Full List For 2021thedelite.comReporter CenterBrenda Lee: What Is She Doing Now At 76 Years of Age?Reporter Center Share Show Comments ▼ whatsapplast_img read more

SMEs able to appeal refused loan requests

first_img by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStoryTotal PastThe Ingenious Reason There Are No Mosquitoes At Disney WorldTotal PastMoneyPailShe Was Famous, Now She Works In {State}MoneyPailBrake For ItThe Most Worthless Cars Ever MadeBrake For ItSerendipity TimesInside Coco Chanel’s Eerily Abandoned Mansion Frozen In TimeSerendipity TimesDrivepedia20 Of The Most Underrated Vintage CarsDrivepediaBetterBeDrones Capture Images No One Was Suppose to SeeBetterBeElite HeraldExperts Discover Girl Born From Two Different SpeciesElite Heraldautooverload.comDeclassified Vietnam War Photos The Public Wasn’t Meant To SMEs able to appeal refused loan requests whatsapp Tags: NULL KCS-content Read This NextWATCH: Shohei Ohtani continues home run tear, Los Angeles Angels winSportsnautYoga for Beginners: 3 Different Types of Yoga You Should TryFamily ProofHiking Gadgets: Amazon Deals Perfect For Your Next AdventureFamily ProofChicken Bao: Delicious Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofWhat to Know About ‘Loki’ Ahead of Disney+ Premier on June 9Family ProofBack on the Rails for Summer New York to New Orleans, Savannah and MiamiFamily ProofBaked Sesame Salmon: Recipes Worth CookingFamily Proof’A Quiet Place Part II’ Sets Pandemic Record in Debut WeekendFamily ProofCheese Crostini: Delicious Recipes Worth CookingFamily Proofcenter_img whatsapp BANKS who turn down loan requests from small businesses (SMEs) will have their decision reviewed by a rival lender, as part of a new appeals process designed to boost credit to SMEs. The banking sector hopes the new regime will help repair its image, which has suffered the face of repeated attacks from politicians who say banks are starving SMEs of cash.Banks claim they are lending to as many healthy SMEs as is possible but that the demand is not there, as firms undergo an often painful process of de-leveraging. Under the new process, SMEs will learn the result of their appeal within 30 days and banks will have to offer guidance on alternative sources of finance, such as equity financing. Sunday 3 April 2011 11:44 pm Share Show Comments ▼last_img read more

Tol Gases Limited ( 2008 Annual Report

first_imgTol Gases Limited ( listed on the Dar es Salaam Stock Exchange under the Energy sector has released it’s 2008 annual report.For more information about Tol Gases Limited ( reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Tol Gases Limited ( company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Tol Gases Limited (  2008 annual report.Company ProfileTol Gases Limited produces and distributes gases for the industrial and medical segment in Tanzania. Known as Tanzania Oxygen, the company provides oxygen, compressed air, carbon dioxide, inert, hydrogen, nitrogen, ammonia, argon, nitrous oxide, helium and acetylene gases. It also provides medical consumables and pipeline installation services. The company was founded in 1950 as a branch of African Oxygen and Acetylene Company, and then became a branch of East African Oxygen Limited of Kenya which was part of the BOC Gases Group. It was wholly-owned by the government of Tanzania between 1986 and 1994, and thereafter privatised and listed on the Dar es Salaam Stock Exchange. Tol Gases Limited is listed on the Dar es Salaam Stock Exchangelast_img read more

Rogers & Co Ltd ( 2010 Abridged Report

first_imgRogers & Co Ltd ( listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius under the Industrial holding sector has released it’s 2010 abridged results.For more information about Rogers & Co Ltd ( reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Rogers & Co Ltd ( company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Rogers & Co Ltd (  2010 abridged results.Company ProfileRogers & Co Limited is an international and investment services company  headquartered in Mauritius, that primarily focuses on operations in four markets which are, financial tech, hospitality, logistics and property where the company provides services such as fiduciary, outsourcing, and consulting services, such as tax advisory, captive insurance management, fund administration, and actuarial services, technology services, including integrated business solutions, cloud computing, unified communications and collaboration, and mobile and converged connectivity services and financial services. Rogers & Co Limited operates through the following segments, aviation, financial services, hospitality, logistics, property, real estate and agribusiness, technology, corporate office, and corporate treasury. Rogers & Co limited is listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius.last_img read more

Should I buy cheap UK shares or America’s S&P 500?

first_img Rupert Hargreaves | Sunday, 4th October, 2020 “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” Should I buy cheap UK shares or America’s S&P 500? Enter Your Email Address See all posts by Rupert Hargreaves Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! I’m sure you’ll agree that’s quite the statement from Motley Fool Co-Founder Tom Gardner.But since our US analyst team first recommended shares in this unique tech stock back in 2016, the value has soared.What’s more, we firmly believe there’s still plenty of upside in its future. In fact, even throughout the current coronavirus crisis, its performance has been beating Wall St expectations.And right now, we’re giving you a chance to discover exactly what has got our analysts all fired up about this niche industry phenomenon, in our FREE special report, A Top US Share From The Motley Fool. Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this.center_img Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares Image source: Getty Images Investors looking for cheap UK shares have plenty of options at present. However, over the past nine months, America’s S&P 500 index has yielded a much higher return for investors than UK equities. Following this performance, some investors might be wondering whether or not it’s worth buying the S&P 500 over cheap UK shares. Today, I’m going to explain which could be the best strategy for long-term investors. 5G is here – and shares of this ‘sleeping giant’ could be a great way for you to potentially profit!According to one leading industry firm, the 5G boom could create a global industry worth US$12.3 TRILLION out of thin air…And if you click here we’ll show you something that could be key to unlocking 5G’s full potential…Buying cheap UK sharesOne of the best ways to compare different stock markets around the world is to look at the average dividend yield offered.For example, the FTSE All-Share currently supports an average dividend yield of 4.5%. This looks particularly attractive compared to the average dividend yield of 1.8% of the S&P 500. On this basis alone, it seems as if buying a basket of cheap UK shares could be the best option. But these figures don’t tell the whole story. The composition of the S&P 500 compared to the FTSE All-Share index is very different. America’s leading stock index has a more significant allocation towards technology stocks. Meanwhile, financial services and resource companies dominate the FTSE All-Share. This composition goes some way to explaining the difference in the performance of the two markets over the past nine months. The S&P 500 has outperformed the FTSE All-Share index by around 25% since the beginning of 2020. The portfolio approach The performance of the two indexes over the past nine months shows why it’s essential to own a diversified portfolio of stocks. While cheap UK shares might provide investors with a higher level of income than American equities, the allocation towards technology in the US has provided more capital growth over the past decade.As such, the best option for investors may be to use a combination of both in their portfolios. If you’re looking for income, it may be sensible to have a higher allocation towards cheap UK stocks.Meanwhile, if you’re looking for growth, a higher allocation towards the S&P 500, with its vast exposure to technology stocks, could be the best option. For investors concerned about buying overseas shares there’s no need to be concerned. Today, it’s relatively easy to gain exposure to US equities without having to do extra due diligence. Most brokers offer access to S&P 500 index tracker funds. This gives investors a very straightforward way to invest in the American stock market at the click of a button.These tracker funds are only designed to match the performance of the index. So, there’s no additional research required to understand the investment approach used by managers. This may be one of the easiest and fastest ways to gain exposure to American stocks. At the same time, a portfolio of cheap UK shares could help improve your portfolios income stream. This approach would provide the best of both worlds. Capital growth and income.  I would like to receive emails from you about product information and offers from The Fool and its business partners. Each of these emails will provide a link to unsubscribe from future emails. More information about how The Fool collects, stores, and handles personal data is available in its Privacy Statement. Renowned stock-picker Mark Rogers and his analyst team at The Motley Fool UK have named 6 shares that they believe UK investors should consider buying NOW.So if you’re looking for more stock ideas to try and best position your portfolio today, then it might be a good day for you. Because we’re offering a full 33% off your first year of membership to our flagship share-tipping service, backed by our ‘no quibbles’ 30-day subscription fee refund guarantee. Rupert Hargreaves owns no position in any share mentioned. The Motley Fool UK has no position in any of the shares mentioned. Views expressed on the companies mentioned in this article are those of the writer and therefore may differ from the official recommendations we make in our subscription services such as Share Advisor, Hidden Winners and Pro. Here at The Motley Fool we believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors.last_img read more

Courtyard Villa / MORIQ

first_imgArchitects: MORIQ Area Area of this architecture project Save this picture!Courtesy of Moriq+ 15Curated by Clara Ott Share 2017 Area:  7500 ft² Year Completion year of this architecture project “COPY” Courtyard Villa / MORIQ ArchDaily Projects City:HyderabadCountry:IndiaMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!Courtesy of MoriqRecommended ProductsDoorsLonghiDoor – HeadlineEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesAlucoilStructural Honeycomb Panels – LarcoreWoodLunawoodThermowood FacadesWoodParklex International S.L.Wood cladding – FacadeText description provided by the architects. This is a north facing vaastu compliant home for a single family dwelling, which is designed on a linear plot with neighbours homes on east & west sides and an open plot in the south.Save this picture!Courtesy of MoriqThe clients are a well travelled, well awared, simple, grounded close to the nature, understated elegant couple. They wanted a simple yet elegant home surrounded by nature.  Keeping their requirement and personality in view we tried to bring that in the design, and came up with a combination of understated luxury and simplicity.Save this picture!Plan 01The highlight of the project is the courtyard in between the front courtyard and the living area.  This being a north facing plot as per vaastu the living space had to be placed to the north east side and any entry from the north east side would mar the privacy of the owners.   So we have introduced the courtyard in between the front yard and the living space with an entrance to the living area from the courtyard facing east.Save this picture!Courtesy of MoriqLandscaping is such that it imitates the natural landscaping in and around that area.  There is a huge old tree at the entrance which has been retained.  Apart from that  another tree from the  neighbour’s compound has also been taken into the landscape design.Save this picture!Courtesy of MoriqThe living area is of double height and opens in the north.  The flooring for courtyard comes in a combination of white marble wooden finish tiles, natural stones from Pondicherry and pebbles.  The boundaries of the courtyard are customized and are made of louvers in combination of MS frame and natural wood.Save this picture!Plan 02The main entrance is bespoke Brass door which leads one from courtyard to the drawing room further to a family lounge.  Apart from this ground floor consists of dining area, dry and wet kitchen with utility and store space and bedroom with attached deck area.Save this picture!Courtesy of MoriqThe 1st floor consists of 3 bedrooms, living, study with balcony’s attached and a puja room.Save this picture!Plan 03The second floor occupies the gym, home theatre, lift lobby powder room and an open terrace.Save this picture!Courtesy of MoriqProject gallerySee allShow lessShrine of Whatslove / Wutopia LabSelected ProjectsDexter Studios / WGNBSelected Projects Share ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Year:  Courtyard Villa / MORIQSave this projectSaveCourtyard Villa / MORIQcenter_img Houses ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Manufacturers: Grohe, Henge, Molteni & C, Pianca, Roche Bobois, Bolzan Letti, ENDO & CREE, Max Divani, SERIP, Shake Furniture Lead Architects: CopyHouses•Hyderabad, India India Riyaz Quraishi & Simeen Quriashi “COPY” CopyAbout this officeMORIQOfficeFollowProductConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesHyderabadIndiaPublished on March 27, 2019Cite: “Courtyard Villa / MORIQ” 26 Mar 2019. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesTechnowoodPanel Façade SystemRailing / BalustradesMitrexIntegrated Photovoltaic Railing – BIPV RailingMetal PanelsAurubisCopper Alloy: Nordic BrassHanging LampsVibiaHanging Lamp – VOLConcreteKrytonCrystalline Waterproofing – KIMSkylightsLAMILUXGlass Skylight FE PassivhausPorcelain StonewareCosentinoSurfaces – Dekton® Chromica CollectionBricksFeldhaus KlinkerThin Bricks – ClassicGlassDip-TechDigital Ceramic Printing for Interior DesignWoodStructureCraftEngineering – FootbridgesAluminium CompositesCymat Technologies Ltd.Bundang Doosan Tower – Alusion™ Stabilized Aluminum FoamTable LampsRoss GardamDesk Lamp – OraMore products »Save世界上最受欢迎的建筑网站现已推出你的母语版本!想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my streamlast_img read more

ASDA launches Christmas Present Appeal for two welfare charities

first_img Tagged with: christmas corporate Trading AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis3 About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of Researching massive growth in giving. The charities have produced a list of recommended items for donation such as educational games and toys, stationery, and family-friendly DVDs for children; and puzzles, scarves, hats, ties, socks, handkerchiefs, diaries and calendars, and notecards for older people. Howard Lake | 5 November 2006 | Newscenter_img ASDA launches Christmas Present Appeal for two welfare charities  126 total views,  5 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis3 From 1 November to 17 December more than 350 ASDA stores and depots across the United Kingdom will be collecting gifts for children, teenagers and older people, which will be donated to, and distributed by, The Salvation Army and Help the Aged.Members of the public are being asked to visit their local ASDA store and drop off a new, unwrapped gift to be given to people in need in the area.Christina Pocklington at ASDA said: “ASDA is calling on kind-hearted people in their local community to help spread a little seasonal cheer this Christmas by donating gifts to our Christmas Present Appeal.” Advertisementlast_img read more

Students get creative navigating east side of campus

first_imgRichard Edgemon Linkedin Richard Edgemon Twitter Facebook Review: ‘First Reformed’ beautifully wrestles with faith and sacrifice Facebook ReddIt Twitter Previous articleThe Skiff: August 23, 2018Next articleTCU nearly finished with preparing for new administration building Richard Edgemon RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Review: ‘Alita: Battle Angel’ tells a meandering story with stunning visuals, anime action printWhen students left for summer break, construction on the east side of campus was just beginning with the clearing of land behind Moudy North. Now students can see two story tall support beams where an empty  field was four months ago.Construction crews start welding on the frame of the fashion merchandising building (photo by Richard Edgemon).Those construction beams are the skeleton for the new fashion merchandising building that will be a part of the new creative commons.The Creative Commons will include the new building for Fashion Merchandising, Graphic Design and Interior Design, Moudy North and Moudy South, and the new music building and several walking paths and green space.To construct the design as planned, the layout of the east side of campus needed to be changed.Last semester, the parking lot behind Brite Divinity School was closed; the parking lot will be the site of the new music building.Crews install new waterline on W. Cantey for new fashion merchandising building (photo by Richard Edgemon).Half of a new parking lot was opened this week on Merida Avenue to accommodate commuter students. The rest of the spaces will be available by September.In addition to the parking lot, sections of several roads will be closed for this project, some permanently and others just temporarily. According to documents provided by TCU, sections of Princeton Street and Greene Avenue will be closed in late August after crews complete the construction work on W. Lowden Street and pour the concrete for the new fire lane that will run behind the divinity school and connect Princeton to Lowden.On the other side of the  Moudy buildings, construction crews have closed off W. Cantey Street  while they install a new water line for the fashion and merchandising building. That work is scheduled to be completed by September.While not part of the creative commons, construction for the new building for the Neeley School of Business is being continues. About 200 people are working on the exterior masonry and glass, putting up drywall and installing in-wall electrical, plumbing and mechanical pipes and ductwork, project manager Brooke Ruesch said. The crane on the construction site is scheduled to be taken down this weekend.The new fashion merchandising building and the Neely building are scheduled to be completed in fall and  December of 2019, respectively. The new music building is scheduled to be completed by 2020. World Oceans Day shines spotlight on marine plastic pollution center_img TV Review: Netflix’s new show doesn’t lecture viewers about sex Construction crews install new waterline on W. Cantey Street for the fashion merchandising building. The College of Science and Engineering Dean, Phil Hartman, retires after 40 consecutive years TCU places second in the National Student Advertising Competition, the highest in school history Richard Edgemon Linkedin ReddIt Richard Edgemon Richard Edgemon + posts Review: ‘Velvet Buzzsaw’ has a striking visual style but fails to excite or enthralllast_img read more

Pasadena Museum of History Deep Freezing At-Risk, Irreplaceable Historic Images

first_img faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * 7 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Today Pasadena Museum of History (PMH) turned to two sources for help in preserving its highly at-risk, irreplaceable historic photos: cryogenics and crowd-funding. With the launch of The Great History Freeze of 2015, PMH has high hopes that this month-long Kickstarter campaign will succeed in raising sufficient funds to purchase one or more industrial freezers towards a long-term goal of ten.What’s happening to the negatives?The over one-million photographic images in Pasadena Museum of History’s archives are among the Museum’s most valuable resources, attracting researchers worldwide and utilized on a regular basis by local journalists, scholars, and individuals. In spite of careful preservation efforts, however, many of them are deteriorating at a rate that will destroy them completely within 20 years.Deterioration can be stopped!Freezers = Stability: Freezing the negatives will put them in a chemically inert state, and limit off-gassing. It is more cost-effective than scanning every negative and digitally storing them, and has the added benefit of preserving the historic artifact. This is the method currently in use by major historical museums with photographic collections.The CampaignThe Great History Freeze of 2015 campaign is seeking funding through Kickstarter for a minimum of one freezer. The minimum goal of $2,500 would cover the cost of purchasing one twenty cubic foot industrial freezer equipped with wireless data monitor, plus and associated storage and handling costs. Funds raised over and above this campaign goal will go toward the purchase of future freezers and supplies. Each freezer can store between 18,000 and 20,000 negatives.For further details on The Great History Freeze of 2015, please visit the campaign page at Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. Make a comment Top of the News Community Newscenter_img Community News Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday More Cool Stuff First Heatwave Expected Next Week center column 2 Pasadena Museum of History Deep Freezing At-Risk, Irreplaceable Historic Images Pasadena Museum of History Turns to the Deep Freeze to Save Irreplaceable Images;Launches Public Funding Campaign to Stop Deterioration From STAFF REPORTS Published on Tuesday, August 18, 2015 | 1:58 pm Subscribe Business News HerbeautyWant To Seriously Cut On Sugar? You Need To Know A Few TricksHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThese Fashion Tips Are Making Tall Girls The Talk Of The TownHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyBaby Boom: The Stars Are Getting Busy In QuarantineHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Sea Salt Scrubs You Can Make YourselfHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty11 Signs Your Perfectionism Has Gotten Out Of ControlHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Ways To Power Yourself As A WomanHerbeautyHerbeauty Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadenalast_img read more

Supreme Court Issues Notice To Twitter On BJP Leader’s Plea For Mechanism To Screen Anti-India Tweets, Hateful Ads

first_imgTop StoriesSupreme Court Issues Notice To Twitter On BJP Leader’s Plea For Mechanism To Screen Anti-India Tweets, Hateful Ads LIVELAW NEWS NETWORK11 Feb 2021 10:59 PMShare This – xThe Supreme Court on Friday issued notice on a Public Interest Litigation(PIL) petition filed by BJP leader Vinit Goenka seeking a direction to the Central Government to devise a mechanism to check fake news and instigative messages being circulated via social media, especially Twitter.Advocate Ashwini Kumar Dubey, appearing for the petitioner, submitted that petition seeks a mechanism…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginThe Supreme Court on Friday issued notice on a Public Interest Litigation(PIL) petition filed by BJP leader Vinit Goenka  seeking a direction to the Central Government to devise a mechanism to check fake news and instigative messages being circulated via social media, especially Twitter.Advocate Ashwini Kumar Dubey, appearing for the petitioner, submitted that petition seeks a mechanism to screen hateful advertisements and anti-India content in Twitter.The plea also seeks directions to the Centre for a mechanism to ascertain advertisements and paid content that may have material which is hateful, inciting, or seditious.A bench headed by the Chief Justice of India SA Bobde issued notice on the petition and directed that the matter be tagged with similar pending petitions seeking social media regulation.The plea states that in the absence of a mechanism or a law to check online content, social media platforms such as Twitter and others have been used by some persons to “amplify and call out” for activities that are against the spirit of the Union of India.”The said platform(Twitter) is being used to call upon separatist, creating panic in some sections of the society, challenging the unity, integrity and sovereignty of India”, the plea said.It is alleged that Twitter “knowingly promotes” messages which are against the law of the land and therefore it is contended that the logic and algorithms used by the company should be vetted by the Indian Government or any other competent authority, for screening anti-India tweets.”Twitter and social media companies are profit making companies and expecting them to have safeguards for making social media safe and secure is important. The logic and algorithms that twitter use should be shared and vetted by Indian government authorities or competent authority for screening anti India tweets”, the plea filed in May 2020 said.Coming in the backdrop of the increased tensions between the Government of India and the social media giant over the past few days, the Supreme Court’s notice on the BJP leader’s plea is a significant development.The Union Ministry of Electronics, Information & Technology has expressed disappointment at the fact that Twitter has complied with the substantial parts of the orders to block accounts only “unwillingly, grudgingly and with great delay”.In a meeting held with Twitter officials two days back, the Secretary of the IT Ministry took up the issue of using a hashtag on ‘farmer genocide’ with Twitter executives and expressed strong displeasure on the way Twitter acted after an emergency order was issued to remove this hashtag and content related to that.”Twitter, as a business entity working in India, must also respect the Indian laws and democratic institutions”, the Ministry told the officials of the micro-blogging platform.Prior to the meeting, Twitter said in a blog post that it refused to comply with orders to block the accounts of politicians, news media entities and journalists as it would amount to infringement of freedom of speech. “Because we do not believe that the actions we have been directed to take are consistent with Indian law, and, in keeping with our principles of defending protected speech and freedom of expression, we have not taken any action on accounts that consist of news media entities, journalists, activists, and politicians. To do so, we believe, would violate their fundamental right to free expression under Indian law”, Twitter said.The Centre did not appreciate this response of Twitter and termed its blog post “unusual”.Subscribe to LiveLaw, enjoy Ad free version and other unlimited features, just INR 599 Click here to Subscribe. All payment options available.loading….Next Storylast_img read more