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and i want to move out another country. disillusioned with life in a struggling economy pan via and my dream was to become a lawyer or a judge. i really wanted back what the circumstances at unity and family high hopes desperate lives on al jazeera. ah. ready this is al jazeera ah, this is a news hour on al jazeera for liberty ball live from our world headquarters in doha, coming up in the next 60 minutes. a former facebook employee turned whistleblower testifies before you as senators, accusing the social media giant of putting profit before safety. i believe
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facebook's products harm children stoked division and weaken our democracy. also this our revelations of widespread sexual abuse in the french catholic church spending more than 70 years. venezuela opens its border with colombia 3 years after closing it because of a dispute about humanitarian aids and the nobel prize for physics goals to a trio of scientists for their extensive work on our changing climates and in sport, concerns for the welfare of the world's top footballers with the global players union warning, they faced burnouts. if compulsory brakes aren't introduced in the game. ah, thank you for joining us. facebook is a threat to it's uses that are warning from a whistleblower who's been testifying at a u. s. senate committee hearing and says the social media giant needs to be
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regulated. francis hogan is a former facebook manager who says the company is aware of the harm its platforms cost to uses, but has done nothing to stop it. i saw facebook repeatedly encounter conflicts between its own prophets and our safety feasible, consistently resolve these conflicts in favor of its own prophets. the result has been more division, more harm, more lies, more threats, and more combat. in some cases, this dangerous online talk has led to actual violence that harms and even kills evil. this is not simply a matter of certain social media. users being angry or unstable, are about one side being radicalized against the other. it is about facebook choosing to grow at all costs, becoming an almost trillion dollar company by buying its profits with our safety. the company intentionally hides vital information from the public,
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from the us government and from governments around the world. hogan has leaked thousands of internal facebook documents painting a picture of an organization that puts profits before people, fuels hate, and is harmful to children. her testimony comes a day after a world wide outage took down facebook and its platforms for nearly 6 hours. thank sending its chest tumbling by 5 per cent. and the chairman of the senate subcommittee said facebook's negative impact on society will last for years to come . the damage to self interest and self worth of inflicted by facebook to day will haunt a generation feelings of inadequacy and insecurity, rejection, and self hatred will impact this generation for years to come. our children are the ones who are victims. genes today, looking at themselves in the mirror, feel doubt,
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and insecurity. mark zuckerberg ought to be looking at himself in the mirror to day. that's bringing al jazeera she have her tansy has live on capitol hill, forrest way that hearing has been taking place. just how damaging she has francis huggins testimony been and what can we expect to come out of this hearing? i think the, on the testimony is the 10s of thousands of documents, of a damaging aspect. we've already have a comment from facebook on twitter saying, well, you know, how good is talking about stuff that she didn't have any expertise in or that may be very well. but the documentation is internal paperwork, internal memos, going back and forth between facebook executives are actively discussing the issues that hogan has been discussing. and b primacy of engagement and profit above all else. even if it was shown by their own researchers that, that facebook could reduce, reduce misinformation,
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it simply would not be done even if the reduction of profit was a matter of their point. 5 percent reduction of profit that still was too much of a reduction of profit from up zach according to huggins testimony and the documentation facebook is all about engagement. engagement will hopefully lead to full facebook to uses spending a long time on the site and engagement. also, that means that they're actively being presented with moral adverbs as they're engaging in different posts. and in the yeah, that's how facebook makes money by people clicking on advertising and what creates engagement anger. that's what face look seems to have realized. and that's why they're prioritizing, prioritizing bits of information that are likely to cause anger in people. but i can also potentially cause dis information on the quote to how gun damage to the wellbeing of young people, even to ethnic violence. that that was the, just a, that did not any though, is that, that model coming under suspicion, but also facebook's patent off,
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misleading those who ostensibly are trying to keep some oversight over facebook up to this point in, in saying, and in that the patent of denial their patent, this isn't how they act a documentation. how can say no, no, but clearly this is exactly how, how, what the ammo is there modus operandi. so tell us more about facebook's response and how are they likely to fight this off? ah, the results we've seen this morning's, i mean it has been look, children, what she's talking about is the gist of it. and since it's against you, she's talking about areas that she has no expertise or, and it's misleading. it's it's, it's very selective. but again, we have the documents, the documents make all the difference. so certainly in the short term, hogan has already filed several complaints with the securities and exchange commission, alleging that facebook has misled investors. that could be some legal problems for facebook out of it. and this morning we heard from the members of the committee saying that the for as i can say it, facebook is misled them that also could lead to,
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could lead to damage for facebook. beyond that, on the discussion too, if you expound the discussion to regulation and things get a bit more tricky because after all, in the end though, we're talking about regulating freedom of speech and who is to decide what is in citing evil freedom of speech and who's who's, who's to decide this is simply just information that people in power don't want us to know about. that's a very tricky issue. but i didn't seem to be at least some basis of agreement for more transparency of the algorithms facebook is using to target users and to, and to direct the been in different directions. and also what information about all the data that facebook collects about. all of us, i think that's at least a starting point. beyond that, it gets very, very tricky because you get to that discussion of who are the gatekeepers of the truth. thank you for that. she ever tansy life i saw on capitol hill. now let's discuss this further with a jessica gonzales, who's the ceo at fresh a free pref, an organization that advocates for justice in media and technology. she's joining
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us from los angeles. jessica. very good. have you with us on the al jazeera and use our 1st of all, were you surprised by any of what you heard today from france is how good is there anything in particular that jumped out of i'll tell you folly, i was not surprised that facebook has routinely propped up hate big a tree misinformation about a number of issues. that part wasn't surprising. what this revelation really means is that facebook knew it was doing that, decided not to disclose that to the american public. and in fact, lied repeatedly, including to members of congress about the widespread global harm that its platform is causing. and so that's the, the sort of watershed moment that we're having here is now because of all the
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documents that how been released. we can see very clearly that facebook knew what was happening and decided not to act so. so none of us have been tracking us activists back a day makes et cetera. researchers are surprised about the proliferation of hate and false info. it's just pretty shocking actually, how often they have been dishonest about that. and i, i just really think it's clear that facebook is unfit to govern itself and that we need government intervention here. a watershed moment. you say congress hasn't done anything about this for years now. do you think they're serious this time around that they could be change, or are they blindly to come up with a better way to regulate the social media platforms? can we expect them to be really the ones to be regulated? big social media companies? i think there was, there seemed to be a real momentum around doing something meaningful today that was
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a lot more serious hearing than we've seen and other ah contacts. so i think so and, and listen, i think there was a real coalescing around data privacy and a deeper understanding that happened today around the way facebook and other social media companies are collecting data about their users and, and targeting them based on their vulnerabilities. and that data privacy legislation needs to move right now in this congress and that, and beyond the u. s. congress, there are federal agencies here in the u. s. such as the federal trade commission that have the power in the jurisdiction to move now to learn more deeply at this issue. how do you regulate these big social media companies? i mean, they would need to corporate, right? how much access would would facebook, for instance, give the government?
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well, i think halligan's right that bit at the very beginning we need much more transparency about the way facebook's operating and making decisions. so, and that's the baseline. we need to compel transparency from the company right now . they're refusing to answer the most basic questions about how they operate, how they make decisions, for instance, how, how they're investing across languages to make sure facebook is safe to use across languages. so that's, that's the baseline. i think getting to this data, privacy is another critically important way. a lot of us are handing over our person, right? demographic information with, with really not in the informed consent model. right. there is not a great awareness there. jessica mean, facebook is such a huge organization with billions of people using it around the world. and as you say, a self policing it is going to be difficult. right? so how can we, as consumers,
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secure our privacy and protect ourselves against misinformation? well i, you know, i think we all of course can take that responsibility upon ourselves and we should increase our media literacy and consider the source and all that good stuff. but this burden shouldn't fall on us alone. these book has a responsibility to make change, and the government has a responsibility to hold facebook accountable to the people. jessica, thank you so much for talking to jessica gonzalez, turning aside from los angeles. thank you for your time. thanks for having me. in, in the world news, the pope has expressed deep sorrow after the release of a report, intersection of years within the catholic church in france. it found there were nearly 330000 victims over the past 70 years, and detailed what he calls the churches deep and crawl indifference. the head of the french conference of bishops has expressed shame, asks for forgiveness and promised to act. nebraska has our report. many children
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abused by members of the catholic church, were not believed or listened to for years. some were even accused of contributing to what had happened to them. among those victims, olivia 7 jak abused by a priest when he was 13. oscar we sit in season and we sit and watch. yes, the report is an earthquake. yes, it's a hurricane. yes, it's a soon army. well, and it has to be as soon army because the day when we see the numbers it so damning that no one can be in denial both within the catholic church and the whole of society. don't hear. the roman catholic church betrayed the trust of the young and vulnerable on a devastating scale. the conclusion of a 2 and a half year investigation into clerical child abuse carried out by $3000.00 suspected peter files of the french church on a popular issue on says in the french population now aged 18 and over 216000 plus or minus $50000.00 was sexually assaulted by clerics priests or nuns,
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or as minor seems bullshit of hasty and when lay members of the church, such as teachers at catholic schools are included. the number of char victims, climes to 330000 of the 7 decade periodontal and poor measure. for a major point, the must been the mind is until the early 2000 school there was a deep total and even coolant difference. for years. recent scandals have decimated the church. his credibility at a time of dwindling attendances last year defraud french catholic priest, bernard craner, was sentenced to 5 years in jail for abusing scouts in his care. several decades ago. the case also led to the resignation of his superior, the archbishop of leon philly. barbara accused of covering up the abuse. the scandal in france is the latest to hit. the catholic church rocked by abuse scandals around the world. in june. pope france is said the church abuse crisis was
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a world wide catastrophe. this year he issued an extensive revision of church law, insisting bishops take were bust action against clerical abuse. the french church said in march, it would propose some form of financial aid to the victims. the campaign as have been left asking how it's possible to put a price on suffering. ne balkan al jazeera christopher lamb is a vatican. correspondence for the tablet. he explains what reforms the catholic church needs to make, what happens to unfortunately few, this abuse crisis. and the mishandling of it was this idea that somehow or florence, he was an unaccountable and therefore there was an abuse of power going on. and so that is was the church must come to terms that must for full. and that's something the po frances for the last 8 and a half years has been trying to reform in the church with his called for much more humble. church,
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a much less clerical or clerical list church. and that's what i think the reform that's to focus on. i think the fact that deep was the french bishops and the french church, the commission. this report is a step in the right direction. this doesn't come from the government or the state authority saying we must find out what's going on. it was the church itself. and that is the 1st step because we've seen in the past, the church has been dragged, kicking and screaming, to accountability. but this is actually the bishops themselves that we've got to get to the bottom of what happened here, regardless of how bad it is in the numbers, as you present them, see me terrible. regardless of how terrible it is. the truth has to be faced here because that's the only way that the church and that the victims, in particular, can find some measure of healing and can find some way to move forward. although of course, we know that you stayed with someone who's been abused at that stage, them for the rest of their lives. had to moorhead on his knees are including how
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a collapse crates are led to the la palmer volcano, sending more lava into the ocean. bolivian farmer's sake over aig colker market place and say they want a bigger stake in the industry and in sports bubble was send re 58 year wait in nascar for a black driver to record victory details. coming up later with jim ah, a british envoy has become the 1st official from europe to meet with the taliban in cobble since its takeover of gun eastern famine gas the u. k. special representative for afghanistan. hell, talk to the taliban. his deputy prime minister labrador, a u. k. government spokesman says the envoy discuss how britain could help of ghana . san address is humanitarian crisis and also raised the treatment of minorities
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and women. stephanie deck, as more from campbell on what this meeting needs. it's certainly in line with what we've been hearing from, particularly the british foreign secretary dominic robin. he was in carter in doha, just a couple of weeks ago saying that they weren't going to recognize the taliban yet. but that dialogue was important. and i think this is what we're seeing now. certainly it is a significant visit. there is a dialogue, there's an open line of communication. and i think this is what the international community is doing. it's using this fact of international recognition of the taliban as the, the legal official governing body of this country to try and put pressure on the group to adhere to certain a certain norms that they want to see as pick their, the rights of minorities, the rights of girls and women to go to school to work, to stick to the agreement in the sense of, you know, making sure this is another thing they discussed today that afghanistan doesn't become what they call a safe haven for terrorists. so these are things of continually being discussed. i think this is what a lot of
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a foreign leaders have been saying and using is pressure on them with this legitimacy with sort of recognizing as a government to try and put pressure on them to adapt to certain things. we are at a time. of course, when the taliban is seeking that international legitimacy, they need the millions and millions of dollars in funds to help get this country forward at a time when you know the winter is looming and we've got an economic dire situation . people have no money. there's drought, there's famine and all these kinds of things. so what you're seeing is a political dance, if you will, so to speak. i don't think it means or any closer to officially recognizing them as the government, but a dialogue is in place and they also mentioned how the u. k. could help the humanitarian situation. that is something that still goes on. authorities on the spanish island of la palmera stepping up surveillance of erupting volcano after part of the crater collapsed. he sent a surge of lava down the hill side and into the sea eruptions become way explosive, causing significant damage to property and from land. while there and 1000 homes have been destroyed during
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a whole is on the island of la palmer with more every day air the volcano face things change, whether it's the size of the plume, the substance, the color of that volcanic ash or the booming explosions. emmett, emanating from the core, their subsiding escalating, subsiding us, but it's very noisy today, i'll step out and then you have a closer look at it. but i tell you that every day we're here. we learned something new about volcanic eruptions, the latest being that on a monday night the volcano started emitting what are ominously known as love of bombs. these are great pudgy balls of volcanic ash being shot high up into the air there about the size of us, of the well stuffed rubbish bag and landing up to a kilometer away in all directions with enormous destructive capacity. that's why they call it the danger zone. of courson. oh, i'm standing at the moment abner police road block,
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keeping people out of the danger zone residence allowed in occasionally to visit their homes to check on pets, to collect valuables and so on. but generally people are kept well away. we're about 3 kilometers away now. the u. s. secretary of state antony blinkin is in france to patch up ties after weeks of strained relations because of a council submarine, dale. his met french president, emmanuel mccall and foreign ministers. i even really on both sides have agreed. there's an opportunity to deepen corporation. france was angered last month when the us announce say 3 way partnership with the u. k. and australia. after meeting with blink and in paris, the french president has now joined european leaders for dinner in slovenia for the western balkan summit. there at asha butler is in bordeaux for us. she joins us live. that's where the summit of the western balkans are going to is going to be taking place. the french president coming after meeting with the u. s. secretary of state. as we've said, natasha. what do you think mccoys hoping to achieve?
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well we actually heard from the french president a manual mcgraw as he was going into this dinner with other you leaders here brideau inner slovenia. and my cross said that he thought this dinner was a good opportunity for you leases to discuss the use position on the international stager. macro said as far as he was concerned, he believes that the you should work very closely with its historic allies. but it should remain more self reliant, more sovereign in areas such as technology, the economy and defense. he said, now of course, this is the 1st time that the $27.00 you leaders come together. since the diplomatic grau erupted between paris and washington over the augustine that deal that was signed by the u. s. u. k. and australia seemingly without any consultation from our european allies. certainly not with the french, the french, very upset by that. i know earlier today the french president had a meeting with the u. s. secretary of state antony lincoln. in paris. the 2 are
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saying that they will work together to corporate in the future on, in certain areas. certainly the u. s. trying to rebuild trust with the french president. and we've also heard from the president of the you council natasha, what he had to say. shar michelle or the you apologies. we have lost our connection to natasha buckner in slovenia. they're talking to us about that western balkan summit. we will be covering that summit for you on out here at over the next few days till head on the news hour. as worries deepen about the chinese real estate giants at a grand $300000000.00 debt, a 2nd chinese home builder has had financial trouble. plus, we look at how iraq's politicians are taking on the challenge of convincing people to vote and made calls on social media for an election boycott. and has spanish
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basketball, great stops to class on his career. general, have the details in schools to stay with us. we're back after this short break. ah hi again de cecile here is your weather update for the middle east. we can still see some lingering effects of what was psychotic storm shaheen with the circulation here spinning around some showers in yemen. and also same goes for sala, with a hive, twice, 7 degrees send and does start. so being kicked up for southern portions of saudi y to look right now at the middle east. we've got a lot of hot sunshine to be found. of course, temperature is not as high as they were at the peak of summer were now in to fall riyadh with a high of $37.00 degrees on wednesday through pakistan. with the withdrawal of the southwest monsoon, we're starting to see more fresh air and play here losing that humidity. but it
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will come back at times karachi, a bit below average for this time the year turkey, mostly dr. set for say, coastal areas of the black sea is sample 20 degrees and will have breezy conditions over the next few days. but your temperature here pretty well where it should be for this side of the year, off through our equitorial countries in africa and what you would expect. storms uganda, right into democratic republic of congo. a justine stuff can shasta on wednesday for their towards the south, disturbed why they're still for the eastern cape and you know, the winds are gonna wind up here. over the next few days, we could see them up to 65 kilometers per hour on thursday. ready too often of canister is portrayed through the prism of war. but there were many of canister thanks to the brave individuals who risk their lives to protect it
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ah. welcome back. he watching the news are on al jazeera with me fully back to bow a reminder of our top stories. nearly 330000 children were victims of sexual abuse at the hands of the catholic church in france over 70 years. as the finding of an independent commission which says the church showed cruel indifference to victims. european union leaders are meeting in slovenia to talk about the union's relationship with china and the u. s. also on the agenda as a future of danny sand and a proposal to set up an e u gas reserve for the block. and facebook whistleblower francis hogan has told the u. s. senate committee. the social media giant is a threat to uses around the world. she's justified a facebook repeatedly prioritize growth over safety or it's uses player i spoke to
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jason kin to the ceo of digital content. next trade association for premium publishes, he says the testimony will shed light on how uses data is tracked at levels all levels of the company. what this hearing provides again, is that evidence that they knew and that there was actual peripheral data supporting all these downstream harms of the way the platform works. those issues that are really at the integration of both, you know, the way data is used this, what we call surveillance, capitalism, where the user is tracked everywhere they go and then that data is mind in use to target them and try to get them to engage and also importantly, market power, you know, and i trust scrutiny is happening around the world. it's happening in australia, in the u. k, in germany, across the u. and it's happening here in the united states now. and there's lawsuits that are all about, you know, providing more balanced competition,
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possibly breaking them up as with the federal trade commission wants to do a lot of these lawsuits that are, you know, happening against facebook are all about, you know, leadership and governance and problems of control into much power and so that gets at the core of the company and the company is a company that has proven time and time again. and we've heard this in this hearing . they can not be trusted. the leadership is a problem at the top of the company and that needs to change and we'll see, you know, we will save or who wins out in this power struggle. certainly facebook's got a lot of chips to play avenues. venezuela has re open its land border with colombia after it was closed nearly 3 years ago. it was shut down in 2019 after the venezuelan opposition tried to bring in humanitarian aid from columbia prison. nicholas madura said the shipment to a spot of a u. s. plot to overthrow his government and his will is vice president. i said it's time to turn the page. alexander, i'm p t has the latest from columbus capital book. the relationship between the
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senses have been essentially shut for now over 3 years, but actually trade between the 2 countries that practically been halted since 2015 . and when the 2 countries 1st shut the border due to political attentions, it's significant. first of all, 4 of venezuelans who need to cross him to columbia for good for health services education services. most of them had so far to try and do that through illegal paths that were controlled and are controlled by a criminal groups at to border. so hopefully they'll now be able to cross into columbia legally that will also help migrants. we know that the large number of venezuela migrants crossing to columbia, they will also be able, hopefully to do so on the bridge. and then obviously it's important politically
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because this can be see as a 1st step to try and resume.


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