Two Jewish restaurant owners in France have claimed at least one Deliveroo driver refused to deliver their food.
The restaurant owners have filed a racism complaint against Deliveroo as a result of the courier’s actions.
Prosecutors in the eastern French city of Strasbourg have confirmed that an investigation has been launched.
A police source said that ‘an investigation is underway to identify the suspects’ after the complaints were filed last Thursday.
Raphael Nisand, who is representing both restaurant owners, said: ‘The owners recount basically the same scenario: They prepare an order and the courier asks, “What kind of food is this?” The owner says: “It’s Israeli food”.
‘Then the courier says, “Oh no, I don’t deliver to Jews” and cancels the delivery.’
Nisand also said that he had filed complaints against the couriers as well as Deliveroo on behalf of the Israelite Consistory of the Bas-Rihn department.
Facebook was not originally created to be a company. It was built to accomplish a social mission — to make the world more open and connected.
We think it’s important that everyone who invests in Facebook understands what this mission means to us, how we make decisions and why we do the things we do. I will try to outline our approach in this letter.
At Facebook, we’re inspired by technologies that have revolutionized how people spread and consume information. We often talk about inventions like the printing press and the television — by simply making communication more efficient, they led to a complete transformation of many important parts of society. They gave more people a voice. They encouraged progress. They changed the way society was organized. They brought us closer together.
Today, our society has reached another tipping point. We live at a moment when the majority of people in the world have access to the internet or mobile phones — the raw tools necessary to start sharing what they’re thinking, feeling and doing with whomever they want. Facebook aspires to build the services that give people the power to share and help them once again transform many of our core institutions and industries.
There is a huge need and a huge opportunity to get everyone in the world connected, to give everyone a voice and to help transform society for the future. The scale of the technology and infrastructure that must be built is unprecedented, and we believe this is the most important problem we can focus on.
We hope to strengthen how people relate to each other.
Even if our mission sounds big, it starts small — with the relationship between two people.
Personal relationships are the fundamental unit of our society. Relationships are how we discover new ideas, understand our world and ultimately derive long-term happiness.
At Facebook, we build tools to help people connect with the people they want and share what they want, and by doing this we are extending people’s capacity to build and maintain relationships.
People sharing more — even if just with their close friends or families — creates a more open culture and leads to a better understanding of the lives and perspectives of others. We believe that this creates a greater number of stronger relationships between people, and that it helps people get exposed to a greater number of diverse perspectives.
By helping people form these connections, we hope to rewire the way people spread and consume information. We think the world’s information infrastructure should resemble the social graph — a network built from the bottom up or peer-to-peer, rather than the monolithic, top-down structure that has existed to date. We also believe that giving people control over what they share is a fundamental principle of this rewiring.
We have already helped more than 800 million people map out more than 100 billion connections so far, and our goal is to help this rewiring accelerate.
We hope to improve how people connect to businesses and the economy.
We think a more open and connected world will help create a stronger economy with more authentic businesses that build better products and services.
As people share more, they have access to more opinions from the people they trust about the products and services they use. This makes it easier to discover the best products and improve the quality and efficiency of their lives.
There is a ton more of this gobledigook on that link. Pat, who dug this up, tells us that the Twitter application reads about the same.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel objected to the decisions, saying on Monday that lawmakers should set the rules governing free speech and not private technology companies.
“The chancellor sees the complete closing down of the account of an elected president as problematic,” Steffen Seibert, her chief spokesman, said at a regular news conference in Berlin. Rights like the freedom of speech “can be interfered with, but by law and within the framework defined by the legislature — not according to a corporate decision.”
4. Facebook digitally thugs Ron Paul
With no explanation other than "repeatedly going against our community standards," @Facebook has blocked me from managing my page. Never have we received notice of violating community standards in the past and nowhere is the offending post identified. pic.twitter.com/EdMyW9gufa
— Ron Paul (@RonPaul) January 11, 2021
5. According to Ontario Premiere, Doug Ford, hospitals being overwhelmed in Ontario means 1 Covid ICU patient PER HOSPITAL (on average)
You're lying again.
There are 384 hospitals in Ontario and a total of 388 Covid patients in ICU. So about one per hospital.
In fact, there are over 2,800 critical care beds with Covid ventilators. Source: https://t.co/LAgMl1r8aM
You have no idea what you're doing, do you? https://t.co/3OViaXCOvt
— Ezra Levant ? (@ezralevant) January 11, 2021