Ashok Ramprasad

Facebook Refuses to Release Closed Accounts Related to Rohingya Violence, Judge Cites Irony
On Sept. 22, a U.S. federal judge instructed Facebook to release records of closed accounts connected to the Myanmar government’s violence against the Rohingya community. U.S. Magistrate, Judge Zia M. Faruqui, criticized Facebook for failing...
Uyghur Mother Quietly Detained and Sentenced to 20 Years in Prison While Daughter Kept Searching
Ziba Murat is an Uyghur American who last saw her mother, Dr. Gulshan Abbas, at the Ronald Reagan Washington National airport in 2016. At that time, she implored her mother not to return to Xinjiang...
Gab, a free speech platform, is refusing the German government’s mandate to comply with a censorship law.
Gab CEO Refuses to Comply With Germany’s Censorship Dictates
Social media platform Gab has recently been facing intense pressure from German authorities to comply with their censorship policies. In a Sept. 20 blog post, Gab CEO Andrew Torba revealed that his company has received...
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Huawei CFO Meng Wanzhou Leaves Canada For China, Agreement Made With US Authorities
After striking a deal with U.S. prosecutors, Huawei’s chief financial officer (CFO) Meng Wanzhou left Canada for China on Sep. 24. Shortly after her release, the two Canadians, Michael Kovrig and Michael Spavor who were...
Japan Threatens China With Equal Force Over Disputed Senkaku Islands
Tensions, between China and Japan, have reached a new high over the disputed Senkaku Islands.  Recently, after Chinese vessels were seen venturing into Japanese territorial waters, Japan’s defense minister, Nobuo Kishi, warned that any incitement...
According to a recent study, boys are more at risk of heart-related COVID-19 vaccine side-effects than being hospitalized from the disease itself.
Risk of Heart Events in Teenage Boys After Vaccination Higher Than COVID-19 Hospitalization: Study
A recent preprint study by U.S. researchers, published on Sept 8. in medRxiv, revealed that healthy boys without underlying health conditions were more at risk of suffering from a cardiac adverse event (CAE) after mRNA...
Workers at Spectrum Health are now allowed to provide proof of natural immunity to bypass the vaccine mandate requirement.
Natural Immunity Exemption From Vaccine Mandate for Michigan Healthcare Workers
Michigan-based Spectrum Health announced on Sept. 9 that it would allow workers to bypass the vaccine mandate if they provided evidence of natural immunity against Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19). This is a first for a...
At least 10 vaccination centers in Greece have come under investigation after issuing fake certificates.
Health Centers in Greece Suspected of Issuing Bogus Certificates, Unvaccinated Medical Workers Protest in Athens
The Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic has continued to appear on headlines from media outlets around the world. Vaccine passports and mandates are increasingly being implemented for travel and work. However, millions of people have...