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going places to go, i've been covering all of latin america for most of my career, but no country is alike. and it's my job to shed light on how and why a nice 3 people are killed and 4 others wounded in a stabbing attack near tel aviv. ah, lauren taylor, this is al jazeera alive from london. also coming up. are you creighton says russia continues to attack the besieged mar, you po, steal works despite moscow announcing a c spot to allow more civilians to leave. 25 people injured and homes destroyed.
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does russia shells chrome at oscar in the battle for dumbass? of his many innocent people are among the 22000 suspect, swept off in el salvador, cracked down on gangs. ah and it was raining medics. at least 3 people have been killed in a stabbing attack. happened in the central city of aladdin, near television. as his ready celebrated to the day's roll 1st to his independence day, for others were wounded. 2 of them are in serious condition. comes out after his re forces injured, at least 16 palestinians, and arrested dozens at the last acts or mosque compound in occupied east jerusalem . made your report, say, elderly men and young children were among those detained israeli police fire rubber bullets at palestinian groups. but they say were throwing stones, the confrontation began when jewish worship, as were allowed on the site for the 1st time. since the end of ramadan was campbell,
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who stephanie deco joins a cert from west jerusalem. what more do we know about the, the stopping attack? well, it seems according to ready police who just gave a statement at the site. they are looking for one or 2 suspects. and what they're saying that one of them may have wielded an axe and the other one or the other a gun. and they believe they're still within israel, elijah, the city in israel, where this happened. it's in central israel. it's an ultra orthodox city. is very close to the occupied west bank, but certain according to that press conference, it's just finished. now, the police sub spokesperson, they're saying they believed they were still within israel. law manhunt. yeah. is now underway, as you mentioned there, as at the moment what we have confirmed is 3 people killed. 4 injured in an attack that appears had been carried out in at least 2 locations in a lad happened around 9 o'clock this evening. as you mentioned,
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as the country is celebrating independence day, 74 years of the establishment of the state of israel. and again, it is the latest we've seen, let's say lone wolf attacks or at least attacks deadly attacks on israeli civilians of this nature in march. and april places like beth shabba tel aviv named brack. and so it's been relatively calm in the last 10 days or so the end of ramadan and eat. but certainly this again, now a major attack in the center of an israeli city at the moment. again, 3 confirmed dead and 4 injured and just have been any palestinian reaction. there has a hazy ha, ha ha, ma spokespersons from gaza. pretty much placing the blame on this on the occupation saying that this is symptomatic of the consequences of the occupation. interestingly, actually, israeli channels, we were just watching these really media. replaying a clip of yes. in war,
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who is god's is leader who gave quite a fiery speech last week when it came to the alexa mos compound and the allowance of these far right ultra nationalists, jewish groups entering the site that this was now going to be a new war. and also praising the previous attacks that we've seen that i just mentioned in saying to people, to palestinians to come out and do it again. and in fact, the clip that they were running is where he says, if you don't have a gun and you can pick up an act. so this is now what they are running. and we've actually, you know, also heard from the un special envoy to the palestinian and israel territories condemning the attack or by venice landon also saying deplorable that have mass and others continue to glorify and encourage such attacks. so good. this gives you a sense of the ground the man hunt continues underway. again, as we mentioned just from that police statement, one or 2 men believed have been behind this attack that i was carried out and just
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under 2 hours ago, tiffany dick and thank you very much indeed. ah, to ukraine now were heavy fighting rages on the besieged steel planted maria pull. some $200.00 civilians are still trapped there. many of them women and children, as well as around 2000 ukrainian fighters. russia had earlier announced a cease fire the site to allow civilians out and insists it's abiding by it. the u . n. has been working with both sides to get civilians out safely. it says, a new convoy is on the way to evacuate them, catch enterprise. what a on has more. ah, it's considered the last pocket of ukrainian resistance in the shattered city of mario pool. and the scene of the heavy fighting for weeks ukrainian forces, se russians are attacking the assal, stall, steel factory,
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where civilians and soldiers are sheltering an underground bunkers by it's no bond better. some of the estimate a 2000 besieged fighters including women, sing in the dark and wait for j. b, there is not enough food or ammunition, even if out numbered. they say they have no intention of surrendering rent of the water for walks and has the bloody fighting his going on for $71.00 days the defenders of the city have been fighting thing single handedly with overpowering enemy forces a 3 day seas fire was promised by russia to allow civilians to escape. ukraine says the promise has been broken. some women, children, and elderly managed to make it out earlier this week, but others remained tramp alongside ukrainian soldiers. what you watch when you were already one my family to get out, but not the way we did. it was a miracle,
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and we managed to live on the verge of life and death. ukraine's president is appealing for help to get the others to safety. today i spoke to you in secretary general, antonio gutierrez, and we discussed what we have already achieved and what is still necessary to do to save maria pole. and the defenders of merrier poll city. there is not a single day that i and my team wouldn't do this and i'm grateful to everybody who helps the kremlin, says accusations of broken promises or propaganda way in the training side. and especially those who are hiding in the, as of so planned a well 9 producing an enormous number of laws and folks every day. so we should carefully feel all the information we get from them. ukraine says russia is trying to destroy the strategically important city in the south. the ukrainian counter offensive is unlikely before the middle of the next month, when it hopes more weapons from allies will have arrived. castillo, this is
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a young al jazeera. a 3rd operation is under way to get civilians out of mar, you posed besieged as of styles, still, bland. you in 60 general antonio terror says he hopes coordination between moscow and keith will allow the evacuation to continue so far. in total, nearly $500.00 civilian songs found a long way to awaited relief. after leaving and the relentless shelling and sketch availability of water, food and sanitation. the factories of cher, moving tales with un stuff, mothers, children, and thrill grandparents spoke of that trauma. somewhat urgent need that medical attention. i hope that the continued coordination with moscow and key will lead to more military partners. civilians safe passage from the fighting and 8 to reach those in critical needs. we must continue to do all we can to get people out of these l scapes. i can come out here to james base his live for us at united nations
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. and james, it seems, at least there is some tangible progress that perhaps came out of this. was it from a good terrorist to base moscow and keys to how it's being viewed? the yes, certainly the secretary general wants to show that his diploma see what he does cool. describes a silent diplomacy is working and that there have been successes out of his visit with the number of people that have been brought out, a 101 from other style and 59 elsewhere. and mary appall, earlier in the week and in the last 24 hours, another $320.00, from the mario full area. and a 3rd operation now underway, a 3rd operation that he won't go into any details. but for security reasons publicly, but the members of the security council get to see the secretary general, they're having dinner together, the 15 ambassadors of the security council and the secretary general. so i'm sure they will get some more information on that ongoing operation,
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particularly whether the renewed assault on the steel works is any way going to jeopardize that operation. i'm sure ambassadors will also though, talk to him about other things. when he was in the region, he said he wanted not just corridors to get people out of mary up all. but he actually wanted to set up a humanitarian contact group involving ukraine, russia and the u. n. to try and do deal with the humanitarian situation across ukraine and to try and provide many other solutions similar to what we've seen in recent days and mary up well. but he did mention that again today it seems to have gone quite quite is there resistance from the ukrainians or the russians to that idea? that's not clear, but he may well brief ambassadors on that. and he may brief them on the what on the wider efforts of diplomacy to trans sold the war, he is the most senior person to have sit, sat down with a president vladimir putin in terms of international leaders. since the war started in their private meetings, he made up tell them what he thinks putin's next movies. and james,
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we also had from man human rights, sacramento, no, and michelle bash let. and she was highlighting the kind of numbers of people who would be saved potentially if there was even just a one day cease fire. is there a kind of talk of getting a seat hire organized? what is that something that was officially a call for? see if i or was it just an illustration of, of the numbers of people who are dying? well, the sake of general has called for a ceasefire since the very beginning and then to the war. but he said, when he spoke to the security council that it wasn't something that was realistic at the time when he went to moscow and keith. and i think that still a view of the united nations. we've got a situation where both sides do not want things to stop where they are right now. are we coming up in a few days time to victory day in moscow? that's the anniversary of the russians beating the nazis in the 2nd world war. well, that's normally a big military parade. certainly not an occasion as things stand where vladimir
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putin can declare any victory. and on the ukrainian side, they still have a lot of territory that is controlled by russians. some of them because of what's happened on the last couple of months, but some going back to 2014 when crimea was taken. so i think neither side would like to see the conflict frozen where it is now. and i think that's why it's unlikely you're going to see a ceasefire and he thompson james bay set with an artist avenue n. thank you very much. officials in the eastern city of connect ask say, 25 people have been injured in russian shelling homes, a school and other civilian infrastructure damaged during the early morning. attacks and the city is near the front line of fighting in ukraine's don't exponents. russia's army as pushing towards cannot ask and move ukrainian forces are struggling to block charles trafford. is that the explosion let the crater around 3 meters deep flat in the surrounding residential apartment blocks
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were destroyed. the blast shred the trees in the park. what children usually play? this was one of a number of attacks across criminals. in what was the largest similar tiniest barrel of rockets in the city. since russia invaded ukraine organ 2 months ago. we were sleeping in wakened by a series of explosions before there was one mass of bluff. thank god, no one was killed. a couple of kilometers away. this parade of shops and small businesses was also hit. the city men says that 25 people were injured in the attacks. it's miraculous that nobody was killed. soldiers have collected shrapnel to try and identified a weapon that was used until i heard it was a rocket attack. there was a siren and then huge explosion. my apartment is about 100 meters from and all the windows are below. now. the scale of the destruction here shows you just how
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powerful the explosion was. there are tens of flaps that have been pretty much completely destroyed in the bloss. ukrainian police say that they believe that this was a russian as strike and it comes at a time when the ukranian all me say that russian forces are trying to pushing towards cremmit source and neighboring savanski. from the north. we drove north towards the russian controlled city of museum, discarded blood soaked bandages, and a stretcher. wounded ukrainian soldier had been transferred to an ambulance. only minutes before i was really so much in a pretty big show. when all calls go along the road, they start shutting. is it an issue? any ambulances, vehicles you say, it doesn't matter? ukrainian soldiers hide in the forest from russian drones above. artillery shell casings lit to the ground. the soldiers won't let us fill me with a claim,
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but have repelled 3 waves of russian attacks last week. i think he was this video, they claim shows them retreating from russian. all tillery far, you'll say, well now, holding the defensive position. what they currently called do is stop cities like criminals from coming under russian sharks. charles stafford alger 0 criminals. international donors have raised about $6500000000.00 for ukraine. here apparently does, and officials were in war. so for a conference aimed at helping ukraine covian when the economic and humanitarian fall out of russia's offensive, just to europe's worst refugee crisis since world war 2. the host of the conference, spanish prime minister, mateusz marvia key, also called for ukraine, be given candidate status to the european union. so companies half hour. why the world health organization says the pandemic death toll is more than twice the
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official global figure. turkeys cost of living rises almost 70 percent in a year, fueled by the war and ukraine. and the president's reluctance to raise interest rates use from al jazeera on the go and me tonight out is there is only a mobile app is. this is where we dissect online to find with from algae. there is a mobile app available in your favorite app to just set for it and tapped our made a new app from audi 0 needs at your fingertips a
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a guest. ah, lou. ah, from one of the top stories you're now to 0 is really news outlets. at least 3 people have been killed in the attack in the central city of a large near tel aviv a manhunt is underweighed. what happened as people celebrated establishment of israel as a country 74 years ago, which it refers to as independence day. ukraine knows accused russian forces of
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storming the besieged steel plant in maryville for a 3rd day. dozens of civilians and soldiers as still trapped there. many of them women and children, russia had earlier announced a ceasefire. the site and assisted abiding by it. officials and the sensitive chroma tasks, i 25 people were injured in russian shelling overnight houses, a school and other civilian infrastructure were also damaged, and the city is near the front line of fighting in ukraine's, brunetta clemence, the world health organization says code 19 lead to many more deaths than originally thought it estimates nitty 15000000 people died directly or indirectly for the virus and the past 2 years. that's more than double the approximately 6000000 recorded by bodies such as johns hopkins university. the indirect cause is include people unable to access treatment for other illnesses because of overwhelmed health
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systems. a new figure is based on excess mortality. the difference between the actual number of deaths and the number expected without the pandemic. most of the excess deaths were in southeast asia, europe, and the americas. new york, astro has more from washington d. c. 9 and a half 1000000 deaths that the w h o attributes a covert, but that were essentially unreported by the world. how is that? well, there, we know that in the earlier days of the pandemic, there was a lack of testing. and then there are some places that had government pressures or just this organization in order to record it coded on the death certificates. now we saw this discrepancy, as you said, mostly in se, asia, in europe, and in the americas egypt, one country that was highlighted with a discrepancy of 12 times, according to the w. h. ho, the coven, really does. there were 12 times higher than what was reported in pakistan. it was a times of high and in india, almost 10 times. and in india there's been some pushback from health officials who
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have questioned the w h o 's methodology here. the w h o 's assigned as being the 1st to say that this is an imperfect report. they used estimates. they used statistical models and health surveys. us stock market. so slumped to day after the federal reserve announced its being interest rate increase in more than 2 decades. all 3 major us indices were down without jones dropping about 3 percent. tech stocks lead to set off the decline. wipes out gains seen on wednesday as investors faced the most aggressive tightening of us monetary policy since 2000 turkeys. annual inflation rate is a 20 year high fueled in part by the war. ukraine rising energy and commodity prices and the weak lira. the cost of living rose nearly 70 percent in the 12 months to april. is the worst it's been since president russia type ad ones act party came to power in 2002. the biggest price increases were in transport up
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nearly a 106 percent in 12 months. the cost of food. ringback and no last call it drinks rose about 89 percent in the past year. or turkey central bank left interest rates on hold for 4 months to april after a period of cutting them. and one has pushed on conventional economic practices, including lowering rates to fight inflation. she, them customer who has more from assemble target citizens have been overwhelmed with rising prices, especially in energy and booth. in the last one year, the annual inflation has reached nearly 70 percent. is expected to continue this way a but for the regular turkish citizens, the rising prices, especially in food, is making their lives more difficult. the reason the of the price hikes them through here is one the regional problems like the war in ukraine, a between here and moscow. and also turkey is domestic monetary policy. turkish
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central bank cut interest rates from 19 percent to 15 percent last september, which caused occurrences crash and because of that turkish near our loss valley. and in this meant for the turkish citizens, that they can buy less with the same amount of money. the government has tried to improve the living conditions of the regular turkish citizens by increasing the minimum wage and the pensions. however, people we have spoken to tell us that it, despite the increase in their wages, it is difficult for them to deal the prices that are changing nearly every day. cash we are cutting on all costs and buying cheaper, otherwise it's impossible to survive. i checked around today and all prices have risen, but i guess we will get used to us. i believe prices will eventually come back down . partially. turkish policymakers will believe that this high inflation is
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a temporary problem for the turkish people and the turkish economy. by keeping the interest rates low and the turkish near all week against the u. s. dollar turkey will boost its exports and production and will a crate, a budget surplus by the end of the year. this is what the turkish economy administration things. however, despite the ministry of finance believes that this problem will be overcome by the new year. many experts warned that the impacts of this high inflation will be felt among the residents up to 3 years. some of the residents believe that the government is going to overcome this crisis as there is an election coming up in 2023. but experts warn this may not be possible. so here's your courses in cartoon fired tear gas. it protested, demonstrating against you don's military government. the army took power in a minute to take over in october. at least 90 people have since been killed and
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hundreds injured in regular protest. the u. n. is described the force being used by the government as brutal and excessive listen guinea, a foot former president on 2nd day on the house arrest as they investigate him for alleged crimes, while in office conte was ousted from power and detained doctrine, military coup. last september. his supporters say it's a political witch hunt. nicholas hack reports. the deposed president of guinea no longer a free man, but under house arrest. after returning home from exile, the ones feared leader, seen as untouchable and above the law is facing justice. in his attorney general ordered legal proceedings against alpha con, day and 26 former members of his government, they're accused of murder, torture, sexual violence, and the destruction of public property called his party member. say, it's a political witch hunt exit. medical has to be our p. janet allies demand the
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respect of the principle of presumption of innocence and the deeply dia, zation of the current procedure. consider suspending. its participation in the national meetings recalled the need to appoint an international mediator in the again and crisis. it was only after county was deposed in the coolest september that the investigation was opened for crimes committed during his time in office. security forces fired bullets at protest years in the run up to con days contested reelection in 2020. the 84 year old changed the constitution, allowing him to run for a 3rd term rights group say at least 40 protests were killed and around $200.00 injured in the months leading up to the election guineas, military leader, general mama d. dubois fired all 40 generals accused of involvement in the killings. he promises a corruption clean up saying the powerful will face justice. but in
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a tv address on sunday, he pointed out that the free and fair elections won't happen for another 3 years while visiting west africa. this week, the un secretary general, called on guineas, leader to hand overpowered to 8 civilian administration. immediately he was the regional body echo os has imposed sanctions because of the election delay. dubois rule is seen by his critics as a step back for democracy, but condos arrest is being seen as a step forward for justice in a country where. impunity for the powerful has long been the rule. nicholas hawk al jazeera, a government offensive against criminal gangs in el salvador. as seen some 22000 suspects arrested. a crackdown has popular support, but international rights group say innocent people are ending up in jail to 5 human rights groups. say they have been complaints of at least 338 violations of human
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rights in the process on home report. this is the image that the o salvador government wants to transmit. another suspect to gang member of the streets, his tattoos giving away his affiliation for criminal ban. they've arrested more than $20000.00 people in the last month and a half as a seek to clean the m. s. 13 and barrier way teen gangs. out of neighborhoods. they've ruled for decades, but this also is an image of the crackdown. one of many women sang goodbye to a husband or a son, as a disappearance of the salvador prison system. here are others. i love you son, she saying in march after a murder spike, the country declared a state of emergency that many people could be arrested without a warrant. the salvadoran congress has extended that state of emergency to late may . please continue to round up young men or mess. inevitably along with the guilty
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human rights groups. i be innocent. have been taken martha under loose, cold out da 0. her sons, one of the latter he sells face must to hospitals. she says and helps her get by now she's used a quarter of what she makes in a month at a market still to try me free him on july 2nd, to present that under hinting offensive. but i don't know why the president is doing this to innocent people. people that aren't guilty, i can find someone's done something they should pay. but the not guilty. yeah. lee, she knows where he is. other women going from prison to prison, trying to find their relatives, look at the crowd here. and the crackdown goes on in the italian district to well known as 13 stronghold. so just question and search everyone going in and out. but an overwhelming number of salvadorans approve of president night bu kelly's actions, muhammad, oh, we have stopped bain extortion. we're not being anything now. the gang members have
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been being seen. they have practically disappear, and business is flowing, bullard, and longer afraid to come to the city center and walk the streets. so many have suffered extortion rape, killing that even if some innocence, half the supper. others believe that's a price worth paying if they can simply be free. the question is, if at the end of all the arrest confusion of brutality, this will actually work. john holman, out zebra, ah, or one of the top stories on audra 0, and he's 3 people who've been killed in a stabbing attack in israel. it happened in the central city of a lad near tel aviv, as people celebrated that a israel marks its establishment as a country which it refers to as independence day for others were wounded to them are in serious condition. security forces of set up road blocks in the area where
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the attack took place. stephanie decker has more from west jerusalem. well, it seems, according to zillow police, who just gave a statement at the site. they are looking for one or 2 suspects and what they're saying that one of them may have wielded an axe and the other one or the other a gun. and they believe they're still within israel. at elijah the city in israel, where this happened. it's in central israel, it's an alter orthodox city, is very close to the occupied west bank, but certainly according to that press conference, it's just finished. now the police sab spokesperson, they are saying they believed they were still within israel. are man hunt. yeah. is now underway. has been further heavy fighting that the besieged steel plant in ukraine's mar you pull. some $200.00 civilians are still trapped there. many of them women and children, as well as around 2000 ukrainian fighters. russia had earlier announced a cease fire at the site to allow civilians out and insist sits abiding by it. the u. n. has been working with both sides to get civilians out safely. it says $500.00
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have been evacuated so far. and a 3rd convoy is on the way to help more was it? the rental boiled water bill was on the occlusal dazzles, heavy loading. fighting what is going on for $71.00 days the defenders of the city has been fighting almost single handedly so long with overpowering and immutable. right? so i wrote the book, the world health organization says coven 19, lead to many more deaths than originally thought. it estimates nearly 15000000 people died directly or indirectly from the virus in the past 2 years. as more than double the approximately 6000000 recorded by bodies such as johns hopkins university. indirect causes include people unable to access treatment for other illnesses because of overwhelmed health systems, new figures based on excess mortality. those are top stories on out there to stay with us. thought lines is up next i for now. ah,
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i do know that social media affected the way my daughter felt about her. so she was just flipping through pictures of clothes and makeup and all these people on social media that she saw. and that's what she wanted to be in line. she would never admit to feeling bad because of social media. she would always say, mom, it's just pictures. february 2022. the surgeon general of the united states warned that rates of anxiety, depression,
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and suicide are rising among american youth. currently there is a grand national experiment that is taking place up on our kids. when it comes to social media. he said that social media platforms, like tick, tock, snapshot, and instagram are harming vulnerable kids. social media platforms have exacerbated feelings of loneliness, utility, and low self esteem. for some you emergency room visits for suicide had increased 51 percent among girls in just 2 years. the bard ment, messages that tell our kids with greater frequency and volume than ever before that they are not good looking enough, not popular enough smart enough, simply not enough in every couple of months. it's all like you were hearing about another kid that committed suicide. i just kept thinking they got it start my child, me on this episode of 4 lines. the impact of social media on teen mental
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health ah. in recent years, littleton, a quiet suburb outside of denver. colorado has been shaken by a string, teams, suicides, around the country, rates of depression, anxiety, and suicidal thoughts among high school students have risen steadily in the past decade. students reporting persistent, sadness or hopelessness has increased by 40 percent and youth suicide has risen by 57 percent the lord is close to the broken hearted. he rescues those who spirits are crushed. hailey's favorite passage from the bible,
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hayley thorpe died by suicide in september 2020. she was 19 i had her when i was 20. she was my everything she was just a very highly emotional, highly sensitive child. my name is haley song and i am here to track their fears. so the reason i saw she was 9 years old when vivian was born tany puffy, relax. we always call there are sassy haley going to open the court mac impact with her. so funny and made it oh yeah, every sport or art or drama class that she wanted to do i put her in everything.
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ah, i wanted her to do all the things or i did not get to do. he had so much fun. she was like my best friend. she was definitely my 1st love and she is my biggest heartbreak. ah. when did you start to notice that a change? the change came right around the time that she was getting into social media. goofiness kind of went away. she was more concerned with being cool, becoming popular and pretty. this was her list to becoming popular and pretty. so this is stuff that she wrote that she needed to do in order to be more popular.
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yeah, pretty yes. she put twin lacrosse, stop being annoying and get rid of your weird clothes. get more v s. c. secret. get a popular bay, i guess that's their sling word for boyfriend or girlfriend. this is her instagram account in my journey, trying to figure out what happened to my daughter. i started looking into her accounts to see how they might have affected her wellbeing, her mental health. my daughter was funny. i mean, beautiful. did she feel like she was beautiful? no, she thought she was the ugliest girl and it's just mind boggling to me
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that she had written what is wrong with me and my defect. i just figured these were all just a part of being a teenager. you know, on any hormones, but then it was the summer after her 8th grade year. i got a text from her friend telling me that kaylee had started cutting herself. where do you think she got the idea to cut herself? i know she would look those things up on her social media account. i just want to feel like i and hayley, we're both seeing the same stuff on instagram. we'd like grungy photos of like women cutting. they were like black and white, and like,
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it was just kind of all centered around suicide and self harm. your scrolling throwing strolling under being fed content you agree with and that you like. and i'm interested in your brain just wants more and more and more usually would just be kind of like later at night. and i just kind of end up going down that rabbit hole. the rabbit. behind the scenes of social media, computer programs, algorithms work to find the perfect mix of photos and videos to keep the user glue to their screen for as long as possible. you're an expert on algorithms like how does the algorithm that powers said instagram work, any social media algorithm, whether it's just a grammar, facebook, or snapshot, they all work essentially the same. they are optimized to engagement. they're optimized to keep you on the social media platform. no matter what instagram and
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facebook, they do not care if it's quality or if it's harmful or if it's anything else, the things like this keep you there. we're going to show you more of those things. i don't know how you can see young girls all these images knowing what it does to their psyche, young people and especially young women, are socialized to be incredibly self conscious. so of course things about themselves and about their body image will make them focus up. we'll make them care and just obsessed over this content. when i thought haley was in bed sleeping, she would be on social media, you know, till 23 in the morning. attention is really what you should be thinking about in terms of like, what is instagram? what it wants attention, what are the algorithms look for? they look for things that will be paid attention to. the company's business model relies on people clicking on ads and they've noticed very strong relationship
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between staying on the platform longer and clicking on ads so that the data scientists were told, optimized to people staying on facebook or kissing on instagram or whatever. it says not ok. there wasn't like an evil genius. so we're saying a ha, let's do this. any individual person at a company like this. what is like, i imagine feel a little bit helpless. like there are these robots who lies that by ranking fees in a certain way, they could like addict teenage girls to instagram. my name is francis hogan. i used to work in facebook. october 2021. a whistleblower named francis hogan testified to congress after disclosing thousands of documents from inside facebook for years. instagram, which is owned by facebook. newest platform was toxic for vulnerable teens, but kept its findings from the public. facebook's products harm children. the
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company's leadership knows how to make facebook, and instagram saver won't make the necessary changes because they have put their astronomical prophets for people. the disclosures which were 1st reported by the wall street journal dominated headlights book having its own big tobacco moment. instagram harms, teenage garaged with the company, hides what it no, i guess really, really having girls. i facebook researchers found that most teens like these middle school students in boulder can manage the way that instagram affects them kind of depression in my school in that class. but for some vulnerable teens, the researchers found the platform could be damaging and really get rid of that. not in feeling that something's wrong. and a quarter of teens who told the researchers, they felt, quote, not good enough. trace the feeling to instagram in one of the documents, the researchers wrote, quote, we make body image issues worse for one in 3 teen girls. even if you're confident
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in yourself, if you continue seeing these things, it does make you feel like you need to change any need to fall. the standard, the keeps telling you in your fix itself, like continue to tell you. oh, do this, please do this and sometimes it's good, but sometimes it can be really negative. like if you think there's something wrong with you and it keeps telling you, oh yes, that's not okay. and the company is feed off our insecurities. if we are really insecure because our harrison look like everyone else, they keep pushing those things to us, all buy things to fix those. oh instagram. the researchers found pushed users down, quote, never ending rabbit holes among who had reported having suicidal thoughts. the researchers found that 13 percent of british users and 6 percent of american users trace their desire to kill themselves
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instagram by their business practices that are wreaking havoc on the mental health of young people. eventually those young people, they show up in my clinician, colleagues, office, they're showing up with eating disorders with self harm or depression, anxiety. they're suicidal. this is happening because of the business practices of the social media platforms. i'm going to go, i don't know if i ever know the whole, why was my why awesomeness? right? they're just getting. i don't think it's like anyone committed suicide because of social media. but i think that social media made people struggling with depression just struggle harder and made people think id, have even more anxiety. and if you never really get me, then i guess you'll never know the train wreck that i am when i think back to being
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a teenager and i would buy cosmo magazine. and i remember looking at the pictures of the models feeling like i wasn't beautiful, that was in a magazine and you got it once a month and then you got rid of it. now they're looking at the 247 all day every day on social media. we've known for decades that looking at fashion magazine images, where the models are unrealistic and has a negative effect, a mental health that very different from how you engage with social media. this problem is so much more insidious because the algorithms are designed to keep adding up the emotional response. the stronger negative feelings that keeps people engaged longer. they end up in a downward spiral of negative social comparison. no . oh you
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you look at it and you think wow, oh, just a week later did this happen when she was working she was going a school. she had just gotten this new car. she was helping me in my house cleaning business and i was scrubbing the floor of a shower just thinking how happy i was that hailey and i were getting a long we're working together 3 days before i talked to hailey on the phone and just said we loved each other and i was lost, i year heard from her till i got home.
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i walked in my room. i just said no. but i was too late. says if these people that run these companies watch and see it to proceed as parents are going through i would hope to like money to better to any parent whose
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asked a child or even had a child hurt themselves. i can't begin to imagine what that would be like to one of my 3 boys. you know, he spoke with change that same to meta didn't make someone available to speak to us on camera. will you commit? after how guns disclosures is lawmakers grilled adam, missouri. the head of instagram on his company's effect on teams. that of instagram is my responsibility to do all i can to keep people safe at the hearing. most harry told lawmakers that his platform helps far more teens than it hurts. many teens used instagram to get support and suffer from issues like anxiety and depression. we found more teams who were struggling from that instagram made things better than worse. the one exception was body image for teenage girls, which is why i personally started e social comparison team. that research has inspired ideas like take a break which launched this week and nudges, which we're currently working on, which encourages you to switch topics. if you spend too much time in any one topic
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and leave a parent knows best, which is why we are currently developing parental controls that let parents not only see how much time their chines spend on instagram. but said limits. if we have experts saying we need to limit social media usage, which is what the surgeon general just said yesterday to help address mental health issues. does that go against the business model of instagram that are, on average, we make more money when people spend more time on our platform because we're an advertising business side. so my point is they seem to be in direct contradiction with each other. what the surgeon general is saying, we need to better the health of our young americans. and what your basic business model proposition is, they seem to be actually colliding to cham. i looked to real hailey's, social media count, seeing the things that they're trying to get her to look at. you know,
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it's just really dark and sad. it was the thing is the algorithm doesn't have a soul. so it can, it can't be like, oh wait, that's bad. we shouldn't show that. it's just what's going to make most money, but it can be a big man from people's mental health. yeah. with a lot. okay. and who knows how, how much worse it's going to get, you know, yeah, that's interesting. like you have a perspective of losing your older child with them having a younger child kind of going through that same realm like you have to be careful. i think seeing struggles with her older sister, maybe she is a little more aware what would make social media platforms safer for teens. i wanted to find out from the inside. so i contacted a software engineer who worked on safety at facebook. he agreed to speak to me in his 1st on camera interview. what drew you to facebook? it's a giant sociology experiment and there's so many people on the form that you have
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to make a small change that can make a big difference. do you think there's a way to change the algorithms so that they do less harm? yeah, absolutely. there's so many things you can do, things that go viral, are more likely to be bad. like for whatever your definition of bad is things that are viral or more likely be bad. there is a knob in every social media company that is labeled. how fast can something go viral, like overall, like how fast can anything go viral? you can turn that knob down. what we need to do is make sure that they're, they're incentivized to make changes that having north star that is not only growth and engagement way back. 100 plus years ago. the pharmaceutical industry could give people products that were dangerous, actually killing people because they were not regulated. well, that changed with a food and drug administration. you can't put
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a pharmaceutical on the market without revealing what's in that pill. the same is not true with social media platforms. they have basically was equivalent to a pill. it's something that children are consuming and we have no idea what's in it . we have no idea what's written in that algorithm. there is no transparency or no accountability. how does a young woman get caught in a rabbit hole? how long does it take? how does it affect younger girls versus older girls or women? what are the other kinds of risk factors for those girls? baby, their parents just got divorced. maybe it's cove, it, there must be a 1000000 different questions you could ask that you would take a lot of different studies. those studies could happen, though, should, should be happening. they're not happening. why don't they lead the researchers? because they don't want people to know what's happening on their platform. those experiments are not being run because the companies just won't let them. busy
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lawmakers in washington want to pass legislation that would, for social media companies to disclose data on the impact of their platforms. it's one of several dozen bills that have sought to regulate big tech, but so far meaningful regulation has stalled in congress. whoa. sunni haley. when i found that hailey died, i was baby sitting. i was the morning when my friend from high school texted me, she was like, i'm thinking about you and praying for you. and any time i get a tax like that i in so he knows all and i'd cuz sometimes people think, you know already ah, i lost so many close friends out year. so it was just like one after another after another. and it felt like it was just never ending. how many kids do you know that
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have died by suicide? 10 people that i knew in high school does my suicide. and haley is the, the last person that, you know, as that thankfully, yes, i'm really grateful that no one else has passed away since then. when you feel good, come into a position that you'll natural. it's comfortable that you feel like you can stay in in littleton, mattie and her friends are logging off social media. now just try to focus on your breath. logging off for a month is a big fee, so like i'm proud of all you guys were doing it and attempting to do it. so i wanna hear like what i was like for you. i didn't really tell my confidence grew
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a lot because social media is maybe kind of feel like, like i didn't even realize it either. but social media was like bring out a lot of my insecurities. i gained more attention like i am, were present in a lot less, softly anxious. i would say um, but yeah, i just, i feel like i've been able to grow ah, there's real world outcomes happening because of these apps in these platforms and like it's not okay. that needs to stop these companies are not seeing people like me. they're not seen people like hailey, who were impacted by these platforms. cable need to be the priority. non profit making bellville. yeah,
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pat. i never ever thought i would survive losing a child. oh, i know because i have vivian but has pushed me to keep going away. yeah. try the other little one right here. again. put your gloves on. no. so your hands on freeze . will you allow your younger daughter ticket, social media? absolutely not. are a ready now think social media is healthy for anyone? i'm not on social media at all. i have to do everything. i can't make sure that the same thing doesn't happen to my daughter vivian. lou.
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oh ah. ah al jazeera with all the hello there. welcome to look at the international forecasts. wet and windy weather has really set in across the southeast of australia. more specifically,
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tasmania, we got this area of low pressure brings and violence storm seeing and it's going to be not too far away as we go on through the next couple of days. that fridays pitcher. more of that stormy weather, we are likely to see some localized, if not flash, flooding for parts of tasmania over the next couple of days because he got wanting to saturday. it still there not too far away, slowly making its way a little further east. was it will, grassy face and wet weather in 2 were western parts of the south. all the new zealand. actually mary, cloud and rain incidentally just running up across new south wales. pushing up into that eastern side of queensland and more lively showers coming for here. here we go . sunday. last you find a drive for the southeast and wanted to i for good part of australia, away from math at east side of queens that were showers longest. both of rain will continue showers, continue across sir taiwan, for a time to patty sat there, some lovely weather coming through. he noticed a cloud of rain just coming into north korea for friday. had a slip across south korea may be somewhat weather coming into kado. but honshu
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