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Singapore Firm’s Newcastle Bid In New Turmoil As Exec Quits

By iwano@_84

A top executive at a Singapore firm seeking to buy Newcastle United has quit after police launched a probe into his activities, the company said Wednesday, the latest turmoil for the bid.

Bellagraph Nova Group, founded by two Singaporean entrepreneurs and a Chinese business partner, announced in August it was in “advanced talks” to buy the English Premier League team.

But the bid became mired in controversy over allegations that photos had been doctored to show the trio meeting with former US president Barack Obama, and other inconsistent claims.

Police then began investigating a company linked to Singaporean co-founders Terence and Nelson Loh, after an accounting firm lodged a report over unauthorised signatures on the group’s financial statements.

BN Group said in a statement that Terence Loh has now quit the firm to try and resolve the issues related to the police probe into Novena Global Healthcare.

Singapore’s Straits Times

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Facebook software engineer quits and says company is ‘profiting off hate’

By iwano@_84

A software engineer for Facebook is departing the company over the platform’s alleged permissiveness toward hate.

“I’m quitting because I can no longer stomach contributing to an organization that is profiting off hate in the US and globally,” Ashok Chandwaney said in a letter on Tuesday posted to the company’s internal message board.

A Facebook representative rejected the assessment.

“We don’t benefit from hate,” Facebook spokeswoman Liz Bourgeois said, according to the Washington Post. “We invest billions of dollars each year to keep our community safe and are in deep partnership with outside experts to review and update our policies. This summer we launched an industry leading policy to go after QAnon, grew our fact-checking program, and removed millions of posts tied to hate organizations — over 96% of which we found before anyone reported them to us.”

In the letter that is nearly 1,300 words long, Chandwaney said

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