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Elon Musk called Twitter newsfeed algorithms ‘Manipulative’

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Elon Musk told his followers to “fix” their Twitter feed to show “Latest tweets.Twitter founder and ex-CEO Jack Dorsey said the setting was simply a way of showing trending news.

Khushi Shah – Mumbai Uncensored, 16th May 2022

Recently, annoyed at the presence of fake users on Twitter after putting the $44 billion takeover deal on hold, the Tesla CEO said that his team was busy finding out the presence of fake accounts with the random sampling process.
He does not believe in Twitter findings which say that false or spam accounts represent fewer than 5 per cent of its monetisable daily active users which are around 229 million. Two hours later, unpredictable as ever, Elon Musk added a tweet, saying “Still committed to acquisition.”
“You are being manipulated by the algorithm in ways you do not realise. Easy to switch back and forth to see the difference,” Musk wrote in a series of tweets.
Sharing a potential way to beat the HYPERLINK “https://www.timesnownews.com/topic/twitter-algorithm”Twitter algorithm and fix the feed, Musk tweeted, “Very important to fix your Twitter feed:

  1. Tap home button.
  2. Tap stars on upper right of screen.
  3. Select “Latest tweets”.
    “Easy to switch back & forth to see the difference,”
    In the same thread, Musk wrote sarcastically: “(This message is brought to you by the Illuminaughty)”. The illuminati is a designation assumed by or applied to groups of persons who claim to be unusually enlightened.
    Responding to Musk’s tweet, Jack Dorsey, the former CEO of Twitter, said that the algorithm of the microblogging platform was designed simply to save time when a user is away from the app for a while. He wrote that pull to refresh goes back to “reverse chron” as well.
    Earlier in the week, he said he’d reverse the platform’s ban of President Donald Trump if his purchase goes through. The same day, he also said he supported a new European Union law aimed at protecting social media users from harmful content.
    He has also been advocating through several tweets that one of his priorities would be to remove “spam bots” from the platform.His entire motivation to acquire Twitter was based on his desire to ensure freedom of speech on the platform and to boost monetisation of an internet site that is influential in media and political circles but has struggled to attain profitable growth.

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US Supreme Court repeals landmark Roe Vs Wade judgement which granted women the constitutional right to abortion

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Megh Shah – Mumbai Uncensored, 29th June 2022

On Friday, the US Supreme Court overrode the historical Roe Vs Wade judgment of 1973 which had granted women the constitutional right to abortion.

The court stated, “The Constitution does not confer a right to abortion; Roe and Casey are overruled; and the authority to regulate abortion is returned to the people and their elected representatives.”

It is being projected that at least half of the 50 American states would severely restrict or even criminalize abortions. As per CNBC, 14 American states have either immediately banned or restricted abortions or will do so in the near future.

The list includes – Arkansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Missouri, South Dakota, Utah, Alabama, Idaho, Tennesee, Texas, Mississippi, Wyoming and North Dakota.

The verdict drew widespread criticism from US President Joe Biden and several top world leaders including Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and French President Emmanuel Macron, all of whom took to Twitter to express their displeasure:

In contrast, the Vatican leadership and US bishops who have always been ardent critics of the practice of abortion, supported the verdict.

Praising the verdict, The Pontifical Academy for Life (The Vatican’s Academy for Life) issued this statement:

Echoing the sentiment, United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) also issued a statement. A part of the statement has been displayed below and the link for the full statement will be provided in the caption:

These religious bodies have no inputs or recommendations on what needs to be done when pregnancies occur due to horrific crimes like rape or sexual assault.

With widespread racism, teenagers murdering dozens of people with guns on the streets, the worst Wuhan Virus response in the world and now women being deprived the right over their own bodies by the country’s top court, the United States of America should stop moral counseling and preaching other nations on their internal matters and focus on the sorry state of affairs back home. The world should also take notice and stand up to this hypocrisy. 

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चीनी कंपनी से जुड़े 400 CA और CS पर होगी कार्यवाई

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Nazneen Yakub – Mumbai Uncensored, 20th June 2022

केंद्र सरकार ने 400 चार्टर्ड अकाउंटेंट (CA)और कंपनी संचिवों (CS)पर अनुसशासनात्मक जांच की जाएगी। सीए और सीएस के ऊपर आरोप है कि वह चीनी कंपनियों के साथ शामिल है, उन्होंने कथित तौर पर मानदंडों की धज्जियां उड़ाई हैं।
दरअसल साल 2020 में गलवान की घटना के बाद चीनी व्यापारिक संस्थाओं के खिलाफ सरकार ने संदिग्ध कदम उठाए थे। जिससे संबंधित जांचों के आदेश जारी किए गए है।

सरकार के एक वरिष्ठ अधिकारी अखबार से बताया है कि जिन चार्टर्ड अकाउंटेंट और कंपनी सचिवों के खिलाफ अनुशासना्त्मक कार्रवाई शुरू की गई है, उन्होंने बड़ी संख्या में चीन के स्वामित्व वाली या चीनियों की ओर से बड़े शहरों में चलाई जाने वाली शेल कंपनियों को नियमों और कानून के पर्याप्त अनुपालन के बिना इनकॉर्पोरेट करने में मदद की थी। कॉर्पोरेट मामलों के मंत्रालय ने पिछले दो महीनों से वित्तीय खुफिया यूनिट से प्राप्त सूचनाओं के आधार पर कार्रवाई की सिफारिश की है।

चार्टर्ड अकाउंटेंट मामलों को देखने वाली वैधानिक संस्था इंस्टीट्यूट ऑफ चार्टर्ड अकाउंटेंट्स ऑफ इंडिया (आईसीएआई) ने अखबार को दिए एक बयान में कहा है, ‘आईसीएआई का अनुशासनात्मक निदेशालय सीए प्रोफेशनलों के खिलाफ देश भर के विभिन्न रजिस्ट्रार ऑफ कंपनीज से शिकायतें प्राप्त कर रहा है, जो कि चीनी नागरिकों से जुड़ी कंपनियों के साथ उनके कथित रूप से ताल्लुकातों को लेकर है।’ हालांकि, आईसीएआई ने फिलहाल उनके कथित दोष को लेकर जांच पूरी होने से पहले किसी तरह की टिप्पणी करने से इनकार कर दिया है।

पिछले दो वर्षों में सरकार के सख्त कदमों के चलते चाइनीज कंपनियों से आने वाला प्रत्यक्ष विदेशी निवेश (एफडीआई) एकदम गिर गया है, लेकिन पिछले साल दोनों के बीच द्विपक्षीय व्यापार रिकॉर्ड 125 बिलियन डॉलर तक पहुंच गया है। डिपार्टमेंट फॉर प्रमोशन ऑफ इंडस्ट्री एंड इंटर्नल ट्रेड के आंकड़ों के मुताबिक 2020 में अप्रैल से जून (साल 2000 से लेकर) के बीच चीन से एफडीआई 15,422 करोड़ रुपए था, लेकिन 2022 की पहली तिमाही में यह गिरकर 12,622 करोड़ रुपये तक आ चुका है।

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India comes last in the Global Environmental Performance Index 2022

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Ranks at 180 in the EPI Index. Centre opposes the Rankings, calls it ‘unscientific’ & ‘Biased’

Shobhit Chandola – Mumbai Uncensored, 11th June 2022

On June 8, 2022 came the report of Global Environment Performance Index published by the Yale Centre for Environment Law & Policy in association with International Earth science Information Network, Columbia University & World Economic Forum. The report consisted of assessment on 180 global nations on the basis of 40 indicators. But what came as a shock was the Performing Score of India  at 18.9 which makes India the lowest in the rank. What comes as a big blow is that the peer countries like Bangladesh, Myanmar, Pakistan & Vietnam have fared above India in the rank. 

It is worth noting that the EPI calculation variables majorly comprises Air Quality Index, Biodiversity, Energy policies, Water Resources, Agriculture and Forest cover. On the contrary, it was Denmark who secured the first position in the index. In the preceding 2020 EPI index, India’s rank was 168/180 which ultimately shows the major drop making India the world’s least sustainable country.

In response to the EPI Index , the Ministry of Environment, Forest & Climate Change ( MOEFC ) issued a statement calling out the EPI score to be unscientific and biased in its methodology. The Environment Ministry rebutted that the indicators like forests- wetlands, energy efficiency, soil health, Agro Biodiversity & food loss/waste in which India was faring well in recent time were not taken into consideration in the report. Not just the government but several Environmentalists questioned the credibility of the report as just a few months back, India secured 10th Rank in the Climate Change Performance Index by CAN International and German Watch. One of the renowned Environmentalists and the CEO of IForest, Mr. Chandra Bhushan took a dig at EPI team. Here’s what he said.

What makes the report looks unsuitable to the Centre is the latter’s stance over the Environmental policies. Over the span of 8 years, the think tanks and the MOEF&CC under the leadership of PM Narendra Modi have launched the AMRUT Mission ( for clean cities ), Namami Gange ( river clean-up programme ) , Soil health card in collaboration with ‘Save Soil’ initiative, International Solar Alliance ( to promote resilience of infrastructure systems to climate & disaster ), India Cooling action plan (ICAP ), LiFE Global Movement (for sustainable development & eco friendly lifestyle ) , Eco- Development Force scheme ( for ecological restoration ), Swachh Bharat and much more.

Even the central government achieved the COP21 target of 40% of electricity consumption from non-fossil energy sources , a record 9 years earlier than 2030. And the recent commitment of Net Zero Carbon emission by 2070 at the COP 26 conference at Glasgow, England all indicates the sign of betterment in the field of Environment which ironically shouldn’t make India suffer a big blow in terms of EPI rank.

But then the question arises on the moral grounds and the factors fulfilment which either of the two ( EPI or MOEF&CC) seems to be disenchanted in case the research & implementation contradicts. Only time will tell the achievements of the Environmental Ministry’s policies with respect to the hypothesis of the EPI 2022 report. For now, the conversation between the World Economic Forum & ruling GOI doesn’t seem to be on the same page.

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