Berliner Tageszeitung: Criminal complaint in Berlin, Germany, against Elon Musk and Twitter for possible fraud to the detriment of users

Berliner Tageszeitung: Criminal complaint in Berlin, Germany, against Elon Musk and Twitter for possible fraud to the detriment of users

Berliner Tageszeitung: Criminal complaint in Berlin, Germany, against Elon Musk and Twitter for possible fraud to the detriment of users

BERLIN, May 31, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — BERLINER TAGESZEITUNG reports today that a criminal complaint has been filed with the Berlin public prosecutor’s office against Elon Musk, file number: 253 UJs 1012/23, alleging that Musk charged Twitter users on their credit cards but blocked them without giving any reason.


“Blocking user accounts is a daily occurrence at Twitter, but the fact that they then continuously charge money to users’ credit cards makes the matter explosive and is currently occupying the Berlin Public Prosecutor’s Office (Federal Republic of Germany). In any case, the question arises as to how much power a medium like Twitter can be granted at all and when the regulatory authorities should intervene to protect Twitter users.”

Incidentally, this is not the first time Elon Musk has been investigated, as there is also currently an investor lawsuit against Tesla CEO Elon Musk. The lawsuit is about Musk’s tweets in August 2018 with the premature announcement that he wanted to take the electric car company off the stock market and had secured the financing to do so. It later emerged that there were no firm commitments from investors.

“Elon Musk lied,” said a lawyer for the plaintiffs.

US Judge Edward Chen (Judge of the United States District Court for the Northern District of California) had already found in the 2022 trial that Musk’s statements in the tweets had not been true.

“We will continue to monitor the case closely and report further developments as new information becomes available. It remains to be seen how the criminal charges against Elon Musk and Twitter will develop and what the consequences might be.

From a factual point of view, it should be noted that according to Article 48 of the Charter of Fundamental Rights of the European Union, the presumption of innocence applies to defendants and accused persons, which must also apply in the case of the criminal charges against Elon Musk for “suspected fraud to the detriment of Twitter users”.

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The first direct flight from Venezuela to Syria landed Wednesday in Damascus International Airport coming from Caracas Airport after about 12-year hiatus of air traffic between the two countries. 102 passengers were on board, including Venezuelan Minister of Transport, Venezuelan Deputy Foreign Minister and an accompanying delegation, according to SANA reporter.

Source: National News Agency – Lebanon

Akeed records 52 rumors in May

The Jordanian Media Credibility Monitor (Akeed) said it recorded 52 rumors in May, an increase of 8 rumors from April. Economic rumors came first with 21, or 40 percent, of the total rumors recorded this month, followed by 15 security rumors (29 percent), 8 public affairs rumors (15 percent), 4 health rumors (8 percent), and 4 political rumors (8 percent), while no social rumors were registered, according to Akeed’s monthly report issued Wednesday. The report showed that 47 rumors out of May’s 52 originated from local sources, 3 rumors from external sources, and two of unknown origin. Forty-two rumors, 81 percent of the total number, originated from local social media, and 10, or 19 percent, came from traditional media outlets, it said. The monitor urged social network users to refrain from sharing or re-posting any content without a credible source, noting that relying on these sites for news without considering content veracity leads to a great deal of incorrect and inaccurate news, rumors, and misinformation.

Source: Jordan News Agency

Global media outlets to cover Crown Prince’s wedding

Local and international media outlets have started making technical arrangements to cover the forthcoming royal wedding of His Royal Highness Crown Prince Al Hussein bin Abdullah II, scheduled to take place on Thursday, June 1st. During its visit to a media center created especially for the occasion, which can accommodate up to 200 journalists, the Jordan News Agency (Petra) documented preparations in the center, including equipment, infrastructure, seats, and trained staff available to support the journalists. The center provides various services to ensure the wedding ceremonies are thoroughly covered, including Internet access, photography locations, and a live broadcast studio. Requests for media coverage had been received earlier from television and radio stations, international agencies, foreign newspapers, magazines, and local media. A special live feed will be broadcast via all media outlets and a drone filming of the ceremony will also be available. Any media outlets that do not have a branch or correspondents in the Kingdom will be sent a special code for the feeds.

Source: Jordan News Agency

ADNOC signs agreements with more than 60 companies at Make it in the Emirates Forum

ABU DHABI, 31st May, 2023 (WAM) — ADNOC announced today at the Make it in the Emirates Forum in Abu Dhabi, new agreements with more than 60 UAE-based and international companies to locally manufacture critical non-oil products in its supply chain. The new agreements bring ADNOC closer to its target to locally manufacture AED70 billion ($19 billion) worth of products in its procurement pipeline which was announced at the last Make it in the Emirates forum in June 2022. In addition, the agreements have enabled AED2.84 billion ($774 million) to flow back into the UAE economy through industrial investments by suppliers in expanding or establishing new facilities. ADNOC also accelerated its AED70 billion target to 2027, ahead of the previous target of 2030. Since the launch of Make it in the Emirates, ADNOC has more than tripled its direct spend with local manufacturers. ADNOC’s Make it in the Emirates agreements are estimated to contribute to 10% of the AED172 billion ($46.9 billion) target in the Abu Dhabi Industrial Strategy which will double the size of Abu Dhabi’s manufacturing sector. The agreements could also enable 21,500 jobs within the UAE by 2031. Dr. Saleh Al Hashmi, ADNOC Director, Commercial and ICV Directorate, said, “ADNOC is a critical engine for the UAE’s industrial growth and we are strengthening this role by localizing our supply chain and creating long-term domestic manufacturing opportunities for the private sector from our procurement pipeline, and ensuring its business continuity as we decarbonize our operations and work towards a lower carbon future. The agreements we have signed with the private sector supports our ongoing decarbonization efforts and will drive more sustainable value for ADNOC as well as enhance the resilience of our supply chain and the UAE’s industrial base. We encourage local and international manufacturers to take advantage of the remaining domestic manufacturing opportunities ADNOC has created and join the UAE in our industrial growth journey.” Domestic manufacturing of critical industrial products strengthens the resilience of ADNOC’s supply chain and provides greater flexibility to respond to market dynamics as the company decarbonizes its operations and invests in lower-carbon energy solutions. It also also supports the UAE Net Zero by 2050 Strategic Initiative as new investors are encouraged to adopt clean technologies while setting up in the UAE through incentives in ADNOC’s In-Coutnry Value Program. Of the agreements signed to date, AED20 billion ($5.45 billion) is dedicated to local fabrication yards. These fabrication yards will create thousands of new job opportunities, drive gross domestic product (GDP) growth, and enhance the resilience of the local supply chain across multiple industrial sectors in the UAE. The Make it in the Emirates Forum is hosted by the Ministry of Industry and Advanced Technology (MoIAT) in conjunction with the Abu Dhabi Department of Economic Development (ADDED) and ADNOC. The forum is bringing together some of largest industrial companies to explore local manufacturing and investment opportunities in the UAE.

Source: Emirates News Agency (WAM)

MoHRE receives applications for Emirates Labour Market Award starting Thursday

DUBAI, 31st May, 2023 (WAM) Starting from Thursday, 1st June 2023, the Ministry of Human Resources and Emiratisation (MoHRE) will accept applications for the inaugural Emirates Labour Market Award through the official website ;u. The application window will remain open until 31st August 2023. Desk and field assessments will be conducted in September, followed by the award ceremony scheduled for November. The award, which was approved by the UAE Cabinet in March, is held annually under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Vice President, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of the Presidential Court, and organised by MoHRE, with the aim to enhance the UAE labour market’s competitiveness, increase productivity, and promote the wellbeing and quality of life of the workforce across private sector establishments in the country. The Ministry invited private sector companies and workers to submit their applications under the award’s three categories: the Establishments category, which aims to acknowledge leading establishments that have continually managed employment relationships in an exceptional manner; the Workforce category, which targets outstanding workers who have served the UAE’s business sector and community; and the Business Service Partners category, which acknowledges companies that support the development of leading labour market practices. The Establishments category includes a main category and six subcategories, divided according to the size of establishments into small, medium, large, and very large. Under the main category, the award is granted to the leading establishment in the market, committed to adopting best practices in human resources and ensuring compliance with work environment regulations and standards. The Establishments category has seven winners for each establishment size and a total of 28 awards: seven categories (one main and six subcategories) times four establishment sizes (small, medium, large, and very large). The category is based on six specific criteria, including employment, empowerment, and attracting skilled labour practices; occupational health and safety practices; practices related to employment relationships and wages; workforce wellbeing and quality of life; most futureproof establishment; and outstanding workers’ housing. To apply for this category, the nominated establishment must have operated in the labour market for at least two years; it must not be government-owned and must not have been penalised for violating any of the UAE’s labour laws during the previous year; and it must comply with the nomination application and the award’s timeframe. Establishments that have previously won the award cannot participate again until two sessions have passed since they were awarded. The Workforce category The Workforce Category targets outstanding workers who have contributed to the UAE’s businesses and community. It has three subcategories: Skilled labour with higher professional levels, and unskilled labour, with professional levels six and below, which involves a set of main criteria, including achievement, creativity and innovation, continuous learning, and social responsibility. The third subcategory General Nominations is open to all workforce types, recognising outstanding community service, and receiving nominations from government entities, private companies, or members of the community. Under the nomination requirements for the Workforce category, participants must have worked at the establishment for no less than one year from the date said establishment began operations; they must not have committed any violations of the norms set by MoHRE; and finally, participants must not have been filed against labour complaint or abscond from work during the previous year. The category has three winners for each subcategory, with a total of 12 winners. The Business Service Partners category The third category of the award honours Business Service Partners, namely the companies that contributed to the development of pioneering labour market practices. The category has three subcategories, the first of which is granted to leading domestic workers recruitment offices in the market that apply best practices, provide appropriate support to their domestic workers, and ensure families receive their required services. The second subcategory, employment agencies, is awarded to the leading recruitment agencies that apply best practices to attract qualified human resources according to labour market needs, thus increasing productivity and raising efficiency, while the third and final subcategory, business service centres, is granted to leading business service centres that apply best practices to enable their workers to provide distinguished services to the business sector in the UAE. Each subcategory will have one winner, with a total of three prizes to be awarded annually. The winning entity must have been operating in the labour market for at least two years; it must not be government-owned; nor have been penalised for violating the UAE’s labour laws during the previous year; the establishment must comply with the nomination process and the award’s timeframe; and establishments that have previously won the award cannot participate again until two editions have passed since they were awarded. The Emirates Labour Market Award is supported by a number of sponsors, led by Diamond Sponsor DAMAC Properties, Platinum Sponsors Emirates NBD Group and du, and Gold Sponsors Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC), Commercial Bank of Dubai, and Al-Futtaim Group. Meanwhile, the Silver Sponsors are Abu Dhabi Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Mashreq Bank, Dubai Insurance Co., Mediclinic Middle East, Abu Dhabi Commercial Bank (ADCB), and domestic workers recruitment company, whereas the Bronze Sponsors are Lulu Group International, Chalhoub Group, Al Nukhba business service centre, Al Saada domestic worker service centre, Dubai Refreshments Company, and Falak Tayyeb government service centre, with Emirates News Agency (WAM) and Abu Dhabi Media as media partners.

Source: Emirates News Agency (WAM)