a near seaside village ends up front and center in the us midterm election campaign after mistaking me being used to illustrate a dystopian future in the states a reporter pays a visit i don't blame the rain. in america. and when it comes that he would say become a sticks in people's faces this is just you know. so i three orders japan to pay significant damage is to steel workers who were coerced into forced labor during the second world war we look at what's really ignited the country's future. on former inmates on a u.s. juvenile detention center with payouts after guards forced them to take part in five nights for their entertainment. guards would be laughing and keeping watch so predominantly it was for entertainment of the guy. i.
wherever you may be tuning in from right around the world this hour welcome to moscow and to our to international my name's union. people posing as political candidates russian trolls on even ice on facebook struggling to live up to its transparency pledge by continuing to approve fake advertisements from fake sources the tech giant introduced a new two last month to curb misinformation on its platform daniel hawkins takes a closer look at how it's working out so far remember how the zouk evolved to protect your news feed from fakes all you believe the biggest problem of modern times we're going to take a number of measures from building in deploying new ai tools the take down fake news to growing our security team to more than twenty thousand people to making it so that we verify every advertiser who's doing political an issue well the issues
but again we can't prevent all governments from all interference but we can make it harder we can make it much harder and again baseball is unveiling a new so-called war room facebook has created what it's calling the war room where teams of patrolling for fake news misinformation and meddling to multiple scandals in a big brainstorm but also it was finally found now will no shady sponsor can post political ads without proper vetting and verification the social media giant even made this sleek video to make sure you appreciate their efforts there was never anything that delivered the same kind of visibility into who paid for pain political content on facebook until today ads really except politics have information about who paid for them with crucial u.s. midterm elections just around the corner surely no one would be allowed to get the upper hand out of round the new controls except they did. big time facebook's not meeting that higher standard of transparency we received approval to buy political
ads on facebook and claim they were paid for by major political figures in just about an hour they passed facebook's approval process that's a little awkward but while the few posts slipping through the net could be understandable some of the haves were just obvious the journalist took me most allegedly shared by russian trolls back in twenty sixteen like this one jesus arm wrestling satan published it on a page called ratatouille for senate and disclosed the funding as paid by islamic state you couldn't make it up this mean was published in mike pence his name the page ninja turtles p a c in fact the only time advertising was denied was when they posed this hillary clinton or mark zuckerberg himself when asked how this could have happened facebook said well it isn't perfect but we'll try harder in forstmann to isn't perfect and we weren't so poor people trying to game the system but we have made it much harder and we will continue to improve since then
a near identical experiment took place with a similar result journalists managed to get approval for ads paid for by cambridge analytic a notorious political consultancy banned from the site after dragging the company into a huge scandal earlier this year so there you have it two years of investigations congress hearings and political battles against all blind trolls and smart well funded adverse stories the result even more possibilities for ridiculous trolling what can't help but ask what is the problem with the state of american politics was that really in the dodgy ads this idea that it is now their responsibility and they're qualified to take on this responsibility to determine what is in isn't real news to determine what is in is invalid political information to determine what is in is in free. speech that's just ridiculous i mean it's absolutely ridiculous to
to assume that this company should be in charge of that this idea that facebook is going to tell us what our real political ads quote unquote and what aren't and what is real news and what isn't and what should be free speech and what shouldn't be giving them this overreaching censorship power is absolutely ridiculous. another tech giant feeling the heat is google where staff staged a woman's walk out on wednesday in protest over the company's handling of sexual misconduct claims anger reached fever pitch after revelations that a high profile executive how to allegedly being paid a golden handshake of nearly nineteen million dollars despite allegations of sexual misconduct against them but for many google staff taking part in witness these industrial action it's not an isolated case they're demanding changes to the tech giant's work culture including greater transparency when settling harassment cases the company is failing to address the issue. all right moving on now an
english seaside village has found itself getting someone wanted attention in the u.s. midterm election campaign jay wick sons is no locally as one of the u.k.'s most deprived areas but images of its de la predated streets appeared on a republican party poster polly boyko troubled explains why. what links this ethics seaside town to the upcoming u.s. made elections and insensitive political hundred that's what miracles here in jail expands an ethics have been left fuming ofter a pro trump republican candidate for the senate for the state of illinois used a photograph of j. wick sands on his social media feed as an anti advertisement so the caption next to the photograph read only you can stop this from becoming a reality but the problem is the picture wasn't quite reality the image of j.
week sounds that he used was taken several years ago and since then the local authorities have made quite a few improvements to the local area so the miracles they're all rather cross country to try to pocket america are and then you come to a kind of i'm talking guy and you see the different. when it is in america we don't leave room or for the right now again i was iraq and everything america are we here is just let's say we're going to have a bit winds come in use an old fire of africa so we're saying look you're going to look at this is the bad news. and that's nobody should be used or will use are going to put a good picture on it we got a bit of hostility with the camera down there is it kind of is it is do you guys feel a bit kind of burned by the negative press attention that you guys have are yes because of the t.v. show that happened way before yeah now when you want to come study with it so you become a speech in people's faces just you know we would you know people don't like it
they don't like it all the offending has now been removed and dr nick stella's spokesperson has issued an apology or call for an apology our intent was never to smear to town and to photo not unknown to us as jay wick sands in essex we never used a name for us it was an example of a town overburdened by poor governance which is exactly what we in our district are seeking to provide at every level back in two thousand and ten and two thousand and fifteen the government named the area as the most deprived in england in fact i was here to report on it at the time the time was thought up as a holiday resort for city dwellers back in the one nine hundred twenty s. these are all meant to be summer houses but because rents were so cheap people started living here all year round some parts of the town like tarmac roads street lighting or even pavements lost to shops that we have been boarded up unemployment
is rife in the town in fact sixty two percent of the people that live heads append on welfare payments. and the town isn't exactly a luxury seaside resort it is still a deprived. area and even though local authorities have been keen to stress that they have invested in new roads and new drainage systems it could use more money there is some hesitation when you talk to the locals as well they don't want to talk to the cameras they've been burned before by bad press and they're keen to turn the image of the town around some concede that they could definitely use more investment but it's not up to politicians in america to judge their hometown one interesting suggestion came from the director of a documentary about j. when she said that dr nick stella should come over here and she could show him
around the town and so he can see for himself will the improvements that have been made i get the sense that the locals here would have one or two things to say to him. yeah well talking of america who are teenagers who are inmates of the u.s. juvenile detention center of woman you're one hundred eighty thousand dollars settlement offer it was revealed guards force them to take part in so-called fight nights the lawsuit sees two guards that youngsters art of their selves and into a larger room to fight each other for entertainment boys who didn't want to do battle were forced into boats with tougher inmates while the guards watched its claim the clashes took place weakly cheering a three month period in twenty six thing or two you heard more from one of the victim's attorneys. there was a tradition that went back several years we were told and it was called fight night and on friday nights in particular two guards would let various young men out of
their cells and pit them against one another in a particular room and let them take their shirts off and box and one would emerge from the room victorious and one would not and then there were several rounds on any given friday night the videos that we saw would show the the guards would be laughing and keeping watch so predominantly it was for entertainment of the guards ages of our clients were approximately sixteen and seventeen they were in the county juvenile justice center for various crimes nothing to outrageous or horrific cuyahoga county authorities apologized via skype to each and every client except for one who didn't want to partake in this and we hope that there will be a policy change in this particular jail and hopefully jails across the united states. all right heading to asia now where on easy relations between site korea and japan have suffered yet another blow to tokyo is i raged
a court ruling not awarded south korean steel workers over eighty eight thousand dollars compensation for forced labor during the second world war even though only one of the men is still alive. i'm very sad and i'm crying a lot because i'm the only one left it could be pennies for a big company or a whole country's budget but see tokyo is really going to happen at the trial went in favor of the only plane of who is still alive all the other south koreans eligible for compensation for being pretty much sent as slaves to japan during world war two have passed away and i wish the verdict had come earlier he should had my husband would have seen it was a lifelong burden of his and it's really sad things to this way. but the knighting sixty five agreement on wartime claims between the two countries and did that
meaning all disputes are in the past boom it took the storm fifty three years to break out with the precedent the anti japan sentiment in korea has been brewing for a while to juneau japan's even lost to communist china in a favor ability poll taken by south koreans last month tokyo was meant to take part in a naval event put on by so but the host said there was no way japanese ships would fly this flag associated with japan's military past so the sabur eyes navy cut loose and pulled out ever heard of k. pop now that's the kind of territory where you don't really expect to run into that kind of conflict. well after one of these girls sang the japanese anthem in front of the japanese military koreans want to shut her down on t.v.
there's even a petition for that on the president's website back to the nine hundred sixty five treaty ironically just three years ago the two countries leaders celebrated its fiftieth anniversary just so you know this woman then president. as the daughter of someone who signed the agreement she's now in jail tides clearly changed. mistrust that exists between the countries and the still pain that exists throughout korea both north and south for the years of brutal occupation by israel with japan which was from one thousand nine hundred forty five still linger and a there is not trust there is concern about a lot of past grievances and issues. on m t conscription protests turned violent in a city near tel aviv on thursday thirteen ultra-orthodox jews were arrested during
a demonstration i members of the religious group blocked traffic while police tried to disperse the crowd military service in israel is compulsory for both men and women but the ultra-orthodox community how being allowed to avoid it in order to study jewish book the torah however last year israel supreme court ruled out the exemption was a constitutional law on the way the u.s. directs its sanctions firepower in america calling some countries a sordid cradle of communism and we check which way the wind's blowing for the next election.
you know world's big partners. and conspirators it's time to wake up to dig deeper to hit the stories that mainstream media refuses to tell more than ever we need to be smart we need to stop slamming the door. and shouting past each other it's time for critical thinking it's time to fight for the middle for the troops the time is now we're watching closely watching the hawks. the talk of impending war around the world is on the increase the great power speak openly on the need to prepare for a conflict what does this tell us if anything it appears to be a sign the global order they came into being after the second world war and the cold war has come to an end what is replacing it.
you're back with r t international with just months to go before the european union's parliamentary elections polls are not making easy reading for the blocs ruling party's voter preference seems to be veering towards more radical quarters in what could lead to an unprecedented shake up in european politics europe's political establishment is set up for a beating in may during the e.u. parliamentary elections and with support to win dealing for both the center right and the center left the big winners euro skeptic an anti migrant party's. the feeding is that there's a kind of the extortion among voters because they feel that the traditional counties have nothing new to say they feel contempt from those voters that it's not exactly always making them the populist making making voters do to anybody who
looks you french president emanuel macron took it upon himself to warn europe of a nationalistic menace comparing it to leprosy europe faces a risk that of being broken up by nationalist leprosy and of being pushed around by foreign powers and thereby losing its sovereignty but it seems like the french don't see eye to eye with micron right now a majority of people in france apparently would prefer an unelected technocratic government well over forty percent even say they would rather support and off for a tarion political power so this could be a wake up call for micron as his approval ratings hit record lows to move away from traditions and embrace public opinion voters voted for emmanuel mccoll he did come from those filters but he had created his mood and he was a change of face and a change of generation but now that he's become president he's got
a slightly different style but in terms of what policies as you think it sounds more and more like the policies that everyone is as you age and they do not know how to express their discontent except have by voting against those bonuses again with mainstream parties and leaders who champion modern liberal values losing popularity we could have an electoral power vacuum but that won't stay empty for a long. another story we're closely following today the u.s. national security adviser has announced a new wave of sanctions against three latin american countries here's john bolton describe the left wing governments in cuba nicaragua and venezuela the troika of tyranny in this hemisphere cuba. venezuela and nicaragua has finally met its match press of regimes and ideologies forces of oppression to tallaght tarion ism and domination a worship of false we know their day of reckoning awaits the nicaraguan regime like
venezuela and cuba will feel the full weight of america's robust sanctions regime we will no longer appease dictators and despots near our sure yeah i went on for quite a while john bolton accused the three nations as well of violating human rights this crime in the midst of cradle of communism sanctions have become a key foreign policy to all of the trump administration with recent threats against several other world powers run for many decades has been the world's central banker of international terrorism russia has been aggressive giant ah. to draining us to take you know money they're rebuilding themselves european union of course was set up to take advantage of the united states to attack our piggy bank great and you know what we can't let that happen canada what they've done to our dairy farm workers is a disgrace well former u.s. diplomat jim believes the sanctions policy could backfire on the trump ministration
. i think sometimes people in washington especially in congress think of sanctions as something we can do that short of an act of war and i favor the position of former congressman ron paul who believes that sanctions are an active war and there are hostile actions the damage in other country hurt their people sometimes result in the deaths of their people and it's morally legally politically wrong we're in the process of sanctioning almost everybody in the world that we don't like include the russians and the chinese and the venezuelans and the iranians and the syrians and so forth this is the way we deal with other countries and we're even threatening to sanction our own allies if they do business with russia for example cooperated with the building of nord stream too or if they buy energy from iran this is not a way to increase americans america's standing in the world and i think it will come it will come back to bite us so i think this will end up burning
a lot of bridges not only with countries that we have problems with but even with our closest friends. five senior members of the afghan taliban who were once held at the guantanamo bay detention center are not upset to represent the group that upcoming talks with the u.s. they were exchanged in twenty fourteen for american army sergeant bowe bergdahl the taliban prisoner they have not been posted to the taliban's office in qatar to negotiate an end to the conflict with the u.s. in afghanistan we talked to their spokesperson. negotiations are at a low level an issue will say this is because the american side against. the other side will be only to negotiation and really change their strategy from fighting to negotiating then i'm sure we will reach a high that will be a good result well the taliban is widely considered a terrorist movement but after a seventeen years of u.s.
involvement in afghanistan aimed at a rather. keeping the group there the militants are still going strong in fact according to a recent study forty one percent of the country's population live under taliban rule afghan journalist. believes that all sides have to make concessions practically what's going to need to happen is that you know the taliban has government backing them and supporting them you know thought so we have to figure out what to do with pakistan and their support we have to figure out what iran is doing with the taliban we have to figure out what russia is doing with the taliban and we have to figure out a way to ensure that these governments will allow the taliban to come to the negotiating table and at the same time the u.s. has to be willing to because at the end of the day since two thousand and nine since two thousand and ten all the taleban has been saying is we want to sit directly with the americans we want the u.s. government to sit with us and negotiate directly so the u.s. government has to be willing to negotiate directly and to really come to terms with
what the taliban want and the taliban have to be willing to come to terms with what the government and the u.s. wants as much as the taliban is could be correct in their statement in saying that . you know if the u.s. wants to i want to get real about negotiations they have to end the war the fighting but at the same time the taliban has to do the same thing. and i want to wrap up this section of the hour with really a snapshot of history come up dating back to the second world war has been recovered from a trench in southern russia really against the odds one frame from the roll of film survived. but not the troops couldn't approach the strange they killed here with the ground
covered. we're lucky that this is a good camera and it expensive still also the fighter covered camera with something like a notebook. and what a story those photos can tell laurie king's politicking is back on our screens in a moment stand it is the latest news headlines with myself once more i hope you can stick around.
oh look beautiful that without a good. book given the way in which the last terrorist attacks were proclaimed structured using european logistics these as you say for there is a certain desire to change the way of life change to society and for this. in twenty forty you know bloody revolution to tikrit the demonstrations going from being relatively peaceful political protests to be creasing the violent revolution
is always spontaneous or is it still loyal i mean your list put video and put him in the new bill is that i mean you split needle the former ukrainian president recalls the events of twenty fourteen. of those who took part in this to do over five billion dollars to assist ukraine in these and other calls it will ensure a secure and prosperous and democratic. days away from the midterms and the president continues his war against the media and migrants will prove to be a winning strategy for the republicans and if not will the president be to blame we'll take a look at that on this edition. the politicking on larry king after a solemn visit to the tree of life synagogue in pittsburgh president club now
renews his war against members of the media via twitter wednesday morning his spokeswoman and advises have joined in his blaming the media for much of the anger that presently exist in within three and insist that trump is actually trying to bring the country to get it all this while mr frum didn't to news assailing the migrant caravan making its week two of the some of the border and were only days away from the all important midterm elections is this a winning strategy for the g.o.p. and if not will mr trump shoulda any of the blame for any widespread republican losses let's start with the panel there chris wilson he was director of a resurgent digital strategy for ted cruz's twenty sixteen presidential campaign and he's. in washington in new york city is michael told
democratic strategist former senior aide to senator chuck schumer he is also president of toman strategies a public relations consulting firm chris we'll start with you trump continues his war against the media do you think there's a media kobol intent on destroying the president you know i do think that the the media in general and many of you in the media are good friends of mine larry and i frankly socialize with me it was the media regularly and i think many of them do lynn tend to lend the lead story lean more toward the left now i don't think there's any sort of conspiratorial efforts going on to bring down the president or republicans in general but i do think that it does seem into the reporting that goes on and i can tell you for someone who works with a lot of republicans and feel like sometimes the coverage around them is less than fair that that becomes frustrating and so do i believe that what the president doing will motivate in the elections i think the president pushing back he has