social media giant twitter says it will ban all ads from state controlled media but it's relying on government funded think tanks to determine just who falls under that definition. also this hour a leap to audio recording confirms previous claims that america's oil and gas industry persuaded the government to criminalize protests against pipelines. and it's 6 years to the day since a major chemical attack in syria's east could we look at what progress has been made by the official investigation into that case and others across syria.
are watching our 2 international coming to you live from the russian capital where it's just turned 6 pm welcome to the program. social media platform twitter has announced it will no longer accept ounce place by government controlled media on quarter has been looking at who exactly will be affected twitter users fear not the admins are taking new steps to protect you from the big bad state controlled media no longer will you be exposed to their alternative information via advertisements it's all for the best. we want to protect healthy discourse and open conversation to that and we believe that there is a difference between gauging and called the sation with accounts you choose to follow on the content you see from advertisers in your tweets experience which maybe from accounts you're not currently following by by b.b.c. and voice of america right well they might actually be what the social media giant
is calling taxpayer funded and tities it's different and twitter has put together a diverse team of western media organizations to draw the line between good and bad that's right freedom house the apparently independent and u.s. state funded n.-g. o. that helped the cia with a 980 s. propaganda campaign twitter picked the right state funded organization for the job of censoring state funded organizations so why is twitter suddenly pumping media doesn't like management didn't say but the mainstream media was able to connect a few dots when it comes to burning issues like the protests in hong kong there's only room for one perspective. state owned public funded independent what's the difference if at the end of the
day you're only getting one take on controversial events it's a bad idea for twitter to put any restrictions on on any media companies and on any of their advertising i i support freedom of speech any restrictions that companies like twitter or facebook start putting on media organizations it prevents as much dialogue that could happen and it leads to other other rules that could be worse for other organizations as well and it's not always a very clear distinction on what is state controlled versus not state controlled and there are loopholes that will allow organizations like m.p.r. m.p.'s in the united states or the b.b.c. in britain to continue to to advertise and publish on twitter. meanwhile another social giant is also trying to win back the trust of its users as facebook's launched a new tool letting you see what sites and apps have been telling the social media platform about you it's called our facebook activity you'll be able to find out
which 3rd parties are sharing your data with the site and what kind of data for example what you've done online while away from facebook like logon somewhere or sign up for something and if you don't like what you see you can tell facebook to decouple your data from your profile though that's not quite the end of the story. on facebook to this you will be disconnected within 48 hours from when it's received during this time it may be useful measurement purposes and to make improvements to system social media expert you're cohen says facebook will still collect users private data just without sharing it with 3rd parties. the control isn't going to be a complete control so you tell facebook look i don't really want you to show the state. body websites. stolpe sharing your data but facebook will do is facebook will make you
a name in personel details from the data which will continue extracting the data and showing the data the only problem is that facebook is making is that your name be linked to duct data but continue collecting the data he's. been doing for a very very long time but reminded it is impossible in a moment to delete your facebook account your data still retains by facebook at any time facebook might. decide to reactivate your account to build a historical data that. week the audio has a real but a u.s. oil and gas lobby group helped secure legislation that criminalize protests against pipelines that was in response to demonstrations against the construction of a pipeline in north dakota during which activists chained themselves to equipment protesters also started fires when the authorities tried to remove them from the
site with more on the story here scale up and. if you want to have a big influence in washington d.c. and need to have a big lobby and that means you need to have big money meet the american school and petrochemical manufacturers the f.p.m. represents all the big names in the energy markets koch industries chevron exxon mobil valero energy to name a few now the pm has been around since $190.00 to making sure that the voice of the ultra wealthy oil monopolists are not left out of the political process and it seems like their latest target has been protesters now the past has. crafted legislation in 22 different states already passed in 9 states that would severely restrict the activities of political activists who might get in the way of oil pipelines and other profitable infrastructure in an audio recording obtained by the intercept the group's senior vice president discusses the strategy that they're
using to criminalize protests. the group. of leaders with. the. now the language of the riot boosting act is a little bit vague it could be a stretch to outlaw even thinking about protesting big oil companies. now this is the only law that's been pushed by the a.f.p. i am 28 teen age 30000000 dollar lobbying effort killed a carbon tax in washington state bigger cars means more gasoline and more gasoline means more profits for the oil companies the money and influence of big oil
certainly outweigh the efforts of grassroots environmentalist everybody knows that in the united states of america if you want something you have got to pay for it and the oil industry certainly has all the means necessary. but r.t. new york. washington sanctions on buying iranian oil block more than 2500000 barrels from the global market every day and the estimate given by u.s. secretary of state might pump a 0 is the white house special representative for iran has apparently tried to downplay the sanctions impact suggesting that most of the economic woes of the islamic republic are bits of making. iran is in a recession. inflation is creeping up near 50 percent. this is largely caused by iran's corruption. iran's marxist economy the traps people in poverty and a government that prioritizes ideology over the welfare of its own people. but it
is also the case that our sanctions have driven up the cost on the regime. now in theory the sanctions don't target medicine and practice though due to make sweeping ban on financial transactions with iranians they can't buy a medical supplies from abroad and a dramatic fall in imports they increasingly face a key shortage as last year the international court of justice ordered the us to remove any impediments to the export of humanitarian goods including medicine to iran the trump administration though insists medicine is not a problem. with number one the united states sanctions medical supplies going to the iranian people the truth is that the united states exam spare the medical devices for the iranian people the iranian people know all too well that the real issue preventing access is the regime itself has international and my husband is a cancer patient and we are worried about his medication and their costs medications
used to be available before but after the sanctions they have become more expensive andrea and we are worried about the future and what will happen. and i need to know this is the 2nd round of my chemotherapy off to sanctions before my chemotherapy used to cost $211.00 euro but now with each round i need to pay 422 euros drugs cannot be found easily like the 4 we have to search them in different pharmacies with every single one of them having a specific kind of drug. now when they impose sanctions on the banks the money cannot be transferred easily to a foreign country you know to buy medication.
or to bring in many voices and some of them like components it's obvious that without these parts the devices simply wouldn't work university of tehran professor said mohammad marandi believes washington just doesn't want to shoulder the responsibility for the impact of its sanctions while the united states and the shop is trying to be brutal he is trying to brutalize ordinary iranians and kill as many iranians as possible they want to have their cake and eat it too on the one hand they want to say that you run we are powerful and we're destroying the iranian economy and on the other hand they want to say well the iran is evil and incompetent and it's their own fault but the truth of the matter is that they have caused great difficulty in iran this sanctions regime or this maximum pressure campaign is directly targeting ordinary iranians if you cannot in fort madison through the banking system in iran you cannot import anything through the
international banking system and this of course is a violation of human rights. the u.k.'s public broadcaster the b.b.c. is making headlines of its own that's after it admitted to failings and its bracks it coverage during the recent european elections despite its own strict editorial guidelines but i saw scott taylor explains it took a lot for the corporation to acknowledge its mistake. the b.b.c. has just admitted that one of its graphics illustrating the results of the european parliamentary election back in may this year it was misleading now the chart in question shows how well pro and anti bracks at parties did and it suggests that remain as one a little over 40 percent of the vote with bracks it is coming in just shy of 35 percent the conclusion of course being that sentiment in europe was stronger but and this is where the issue is the groff able to account for one important thing
while the need for the party and you kip are represented as backing bracks it the conservatives are not despite being a party that was then and still is committed to leaving the european bloc. coconspirator has pursued de she for months and despite being rebuffed by the b.b.c. yesterday finally had his complaint accepted it was up to dr threatening to take the most it's a ofcom the charge to use by the b.b.c. to present the election results attempted to do a brutally imply and to brag parties receive the most routes now conservative support of bracks it is by no means whole hearted but publicly it's now pursuing united pro bracks it policy to reason may of course was adamant on this everyone now knows how famous mantra that means brett said and this is only hardened boris johnson who's vowed to take the u.k. out of the e.u. by the october deal or no deal so this was
a significant omission on the part of the b.b.c. indeed if that had correctly included the conservative party the progress it is would have taken the lead in that graphic by 3 percent potentially changing the implications of that election another aspect of the story was mentioning is that the b.b.c. actually rebuffed the complaint for almost one month while we. your concerns given the preceding paragraph we don't believe readers would have been misled on what the graph was showing now as i said the b.b.c. has since admitted that these graphics were a lapse in editorial standards they've been removed on a note of correction added to the website but there is a little back story to this because this isn't the only complaint directed against the b.b.c. on this very issue actually jury the elections back in may the full cost of faced allegations of bias from view as a nigel frosh who claimed that the party hadn't been given
a fair amount of time so allegations of antibiotics that brought bias aunt knew we all know of course that bret's it has become one of the most divisive issues of british politics in modern history so it's probably on surprising that people are disappointed that the b.b.c. has failed to live up to its commitment to impartiality on the issue of syria marks the 6th anniversary of a major chemical attack on a damascus suburb after the break we'll look at the headway or lack there of the probe into the incident have made sense. seemed wrong. but. just don't hold. me. to shape out the attic. and engagement equals betrayal.
when so many find themselves worlds apart we choose to look for common ground. going back to medieval days you had the church which is like a monetarist present day 21st century where they would discuss how many angels can dance on the head of a bed they were in power and they enclosed this. model and now we've got neo feudalism are you guys central bankers discussing how many derivatives can be stuff into a worthless action fund and we've got folks in san francisco in newark new jersey dyson medieval diseases.
welcome back in a 6 years to the day since a major chemical attack on the syrian capital suburb of the skoda back in 2013 the rebel stronghold in damascus was targeted with rockets containing sarin gas this prompted international outrage with many pointing the finger at the syrian government. the syrian government has utilized chemical weapons in its fight against rebels the syrian sarin gas attack which art ministration says the syrian government launched the assad regime has used chemical weapons including the nerve agent sarin syrian troops now have the deadly nerve agent sarin gas weaponized and at the ready syrian president bashar al assad responded to the allegations calling them part of the fake narrative of the west they were going to say shin for the prohibition of chemical weapons launched a fact finding mission to investigate that incident and others and its wake it was
on the reports on what progress has been made. this syrian war theater has become the seeing for some of the scariest chemical attacks of the 21st century in many acts of this tragedy it is still not known to this very day who launched noxious project tiles that have killed hundreds if not thousands of people for years the so-called fact finding mission and initiative over un backed chemical watchdog has been tasked with dotting the ice the establishment of a fact finding mission was based on the general authority of the o.p.c. w director general seek to uphold at all times the object and purpose of the chemical weapons convention. in a report on a series of chemical incidents in lebanon 2015 the mission showed a drawing of an alleged munition used in one of the attacks what they didn't mention though was that using such a device as a bomb didn't make sense it was loaded not with chlorine but rather the chemicals
that needed to be mixed together to become toxic according to the u.n. to facilitate this would be a tall order the a c f c hydrochloride fluorocarbon gas canisters commonly referred to as refrigerant canisters are widely available because they used to refill refrigerators and air conditioners however they are disposable and they repurchasing all refilling would require technical modification of the valve technical expertise and equipment would be needed to modify the valve to refill the canisters with liquids or compressed gas the report gave no clear indications as to how this had been a success. and any that look to see it was a pause of the virus put forward and yet or ought to. feel that was something out k. these canisters that there was no device shown these cancers would rule out on
to being. refill are not accountable so this is a big question mark and yes taken something constructive to devise which allegedly can be ineffective where the pattern continues in other reports by the fact finding mission to. a toxic attack and hunchy whom seem to reinforce bashar assad's reputation of a tyrant gassing his own people even though damascus denied any involvement the fact finding mission provided an extensive analysis of the incident but somewhat overlooked the fact that the closest the government planes got to hunchy who in their day was 5 kilometers the map indicated that the closest to hand shake that the aircraft had flown had been approximately 5 kilometers away additional information provided by the mechanism referred to 2 aircraft that had taken off
from the shea rad air base at around the time indicated as above 10 minutes apart following the same flight path this effectively rules out the possibility of an air strike throwing a dark shadow of doubt on the version suggesting the government's involvement. another thing left out about this incident is the fact that some of the alleged victims had been admitted to hospitals before the attack some were chipped in as patients in a hospital more than a 100 kilometers away just 30 minutes after the incident the mission didn't seem to present any facts explaining how the ambulance could have covered this distance in under 30 minutes because to do so it would have had to go at a speed of more than 200 kilometers per hour to reach the facility want to keep problems that they're being ok in many of the lowest tax there's been a reliance on n.g.o.s reliant on one's asian. which are
not independent really the bigger question is raised how much international organizations you are obese into you being subjected to external pressure in order to generate that you are quite good you who goals the war in syria almost normalize the use of chemicals in warfare but it seems that the very mission that was established to find out the facts as to who bears most of the blame has been just a bit selective as to which facts to look for. we've asked the o.p.c. w. for comment so far no response. but the annual meeting of the g 7 group of leading global economies fast approaching r.t. is host afshin rattansi discussed the upcoming gathering with investigative journalist john pilger you can watch the 4 programme later on r.t. international but here's a quick taste. g.
7 at the end of the week russia not invited china not considered by the i.m.f. to be an advanced economy excluding 2 of the the most interesting developing developed powers in the world. china and russia. i mean you know the truth is what nobody is talking about is there is a world war. it's not a shooting war but it could easily become a world war there was a war already on china there has been a war of attrition against russia for somebody is now breaking up the russian federation is an american objective. the the. maintaining. maintaining the supremacy of the u.s. in all areas of human affairs economic affairs cultural affairs
is what this particularly this really regime and washington is committed to all regimes have been committed to it's now reaching ahead. because they see a challenge shouldn't china a challenge that. and undoubtably it's an economic challenge but it's not a military challenge. a problem of defender of media freedoms is accused of restricting them that's after the bodyguard of c.n.n. say paul ryan forcibly prevented another journalist from filming her speech. but. it is a sad day. when. a u.s.
president does not stand by the constitution the 1st amendment freedom of the press there's been efforts to silence me in the briefing room they have been efforts to discredit me you now have security. and you say the white house should pay for it i'm here because they started they started up. a security guard so to be in a hotel lobby after stealing our camera. whatever they want i thought i was thinking i. did it all cheer put that down by. this ryan's remarks well then interrupted by a visit from the mystery man who. is named joe morris and works as a security guard for miss ryan mr morris proceeded to unplug my camera grab the
tripod it was connected to and still the entire thing. was. going to feel like she. was. trying to get away from the perpetrator but within seconds he began assaulting me without provocation. and continued his assault as he forced me out of the building. i. know this is the same. encourages violence at his rallies people get thrown out and that's just part of it as like a blood sport and then he or she is havin something that is much worse happen at one of our own events seems pretty you know hypocritical to say the least well i want to protect themselves 1st and foremost say cname so they don't want to have
any kind of negative coverage about their journalists and their pundits on air they won't talk about a pariah in heaven or bodyguard basically beat somebody up almost say her particular event it won't talk about that because about protecting their and their and their image but i talk about shot all day long even if it was illegitimate excuse to throw a person now even if they were trying to fight other people will talk about their paint chump and his supporters as violent as negative is hateful in these races but on their end of it they just perfect dangerous they can do no wrong that's their equipment is up for now but i'll be back to the top of the hour with the latest thanks for tuning in. join me every thursday on the alex salmond show and i'll be speaking to guest of the world of politics sport this list i'm showbusiness i'll see that.
politicians do anything. i put themselves on the line to get accepted or rejected. so when you want to be president. or somehow want to. have to go on to be press it's like that before 3 in the morning can't be good. i'm interested always in the waters and that. question. oh why paradise with some all year round turned into a round the experimentation field but agricultural chemicals we know that these chemicals have consequences they are major irritants there's no question otherwise why would that the chemical company workers themselves be geared up that suited up locals attempt to combat the on regulated experiments but often in day you have
many of these people who have one foot into the biotech pharma and the other foot in the government regulatory bodies this kind of collusion is reprehensible while the battle goes on the chemicals continue to poison hawaii and its people so one has to ask the question whether there is a form of environmental racism going on in hawaii whether these companies feel they can get away with this because the people have less political power.
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