Sunday, May 15, 2016

Facebook news selection is in hands of editors not algorithms, documents show

Facebook news selection is in hands of editors not algorithms, documents show


    The Supreme Court order that defamation will remain a criminal offence in India makes for front page news in all the dailies this morning."Free speech not absolute, criminal defamation stays"leads Hindustan Times. The paper writes that the Supreme Court order says individual's right to reputation part of person's right to life."Apex court upholds validity of the law, says freedom of speech has a limit"writes the Pioneer. The Indian Express quotes the Supreme Court as saying "free speech no excuse to sully reputation."
    Referring to the Malegaon case the Tribune writes "Sadhvi Pragya gets clean chit,MCOCA charges against Purohit dropped.""NIA drops charges against Pragya, 5 others in Malegaon blasts case"leads the Hindu.
    Writing on JNU"s disciplinary action against students involved on the February 9th "anti national" event on campus , the Times of India writes "Court stays JNU punishments but sets no stir rider". "High Court stays JNU action, Kanhaiya calls off stir." states Hindustan Times.
    On the Jat agitation the Statesman writes"Report blames 90 officials for lapses.""As Haryana burned policemen ran away" informs the Hindu.
    "Supreme Court orders wage relief, free food for students in drought hit areas" writes Hindustan Times. The Asian Age qoutes the Supreme Court directing the centre "Rush aid to drought zones".
    The Pioneer, Hindu and Hindustan Times on their front pages note the gunning down of the Siwan bureau chief of Hindi Daily Hindustan, Rajdeo Ranjan in Patna, underlining the deteriorating law and order situation in Bihar.
    The Asian Age and Pioneer reports that a US journalist Dana Milbank has kept his promise of literally eating his words if Donald Trump clinches the Republican presidential nomination as the scribe consumed a nine-course meal featuring newsprint from his column.
    And finally, blue galaxy may reveal birth of our universe. Well, Hindustan Times reports a faint galaxy 30 million light  years away in the constellation Leo Minor could shed light on how our universe was born.

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