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a new report by amnesty international accusers tech giants google and facebook are violating human rights by employing the surveillance of based business models. benyamin netanyahu is charged with bribery fraud and breach of trust is the 1st time an israeli history that a sitting prime minister has faced indictment in a criminal investigation. there is a backlash from the jewish community in germany after nazi memorabilia sold at auction for thousands of europe. but i think terms of there's nothing to do that there's nothing to do for research point of view completely to be destroyed.
by broadcasting live direct from our studios in moscow this is our international i'm from thomas certainly glad to have you with us. google and facebook business models threaten human rights and by being based on surveillance this is according to a new amnesty international report group alleges the tech giants violate privacy and freedom of expression artie's medina called shop has more. on the scene or national released a report outlining how say spoke and google abuse human rights crazing dominance over the new global public square controlling the main channels the company's surveillance based business model forces people to make a fast and bargain whereby they are only able to enjoy their human rights online by submitting to a system predicated on human rights abuse their report accuses google and facebook of flyweight saying the right to privacy on an unprecedented scale as well as free
to. of expression not only does it represent an intrusion into billions of people's private lives that can never be necessary or proportionate but the companies have conditioned access to this services on consenting to processing and sharing of their personal data for marketing and advertising directly countering the right to decide when and how our personal data can be shared with others it also accuses facebook of head and when you pull ation for a political ad targeting the use of micro-targeting for political messaging can also limit people's freedom of expression by creating a curated world view inhospitable to pluralistic political discourse ministers report has only confirmed what has long been known as both tack giants have been caught red handed countless times the world's eyes were opened to the risk these tech platforms posed back in 28 by the facebook can break analytical data scandal data from 87000000 people's profiles were harvested and used to micro target and
manipulate people for political campaigning purposes and it looks like we're still haven't learned all the lessons last week a report on the wall street journal revealed that google partner it with health care provider asuncion to secretly collect and store medical records on millions of patients across 21 states all after the company failed to convince customers to hand over their medical data voluntarily meanwhile facebook has a vivid lee did not like the latest allegations made by the amnesty international a person's choice to use facebook services and the way we collect receiver use data all clearly disclosed and acknowledge by users cannot meaningfully be likened to the involuntary enough and unlawful government surveillance so is there a way for users to keep their data safe well the reports as there is but it will take a radical overhaul of the way big tech operates. it calls for the alliance dever
pretax and loss to make the system more humane but is there a place in real life an internet that has human rights at its core both companies have been challenged on numerous different occasions about their behavior people could look at a number of separate incidents or you could see it as a larger i think all issue paula to do with their attitude towards users and towards dates but also because their business models have been built around the fact that they need to collect 'd that data to offer to advertisers and in order basically to power their business but i think we need broader agreement at a societal level in both continents and elsewhere around the world about exactly how much power willing to give to companies with this amount of data it's a concentration of dates or in a few hands that is the major issue here it's only when we have that level of collection of data that it really becomes
a threat to our human rights and basically it can also become a threat to many other rights including freedom of speech. documents in the u.s. have revealed the extensive lobbying by drug maker purdue pharma to market it's widely prescribed painkiller and to downplay the risks the drug has been blamed as a major factor in america's opioid epidemic the revelations were made by the investigative media outlet pro publica and they include allegations that produce hired sympathetic experts to appear in leading media outlets pretty funded think tanks are also accused of writing misleading articles while negative coverage was often challenged by medical analysts with alleged ties to the drug maker with more his arteries killed. purdue pharma the corporation that created oxy cotton is generally blamed for the crisis due to their efforts to reorient the medical community and change the narrative regarding the dangers of addiction let's go over
a specific example of how they went about doing this in 2004 the new york times ran an article containing this wildly misleading statement regarding the danger of addiction contrary to media portrayals the typical oxycontin addict does not start out as a pain patient who fell unwittingly into a drug habit the author of that article is sally said tell a fellow at the american enterprise institute specializing in medical issues coincidentally the american enterprise institute received $50000.00 a year from purdue pharma since 2003 plus an additional 800000 dollars for special events according to documents received by pro publica but it gets better what study did said tell site in order to defend a funder of her institute the national household survey on drug abuse found that among non-medical oxycontin users 98 percent has also used other addictive pain relievers for non medical purposes and more than
a 4th had used heroin well what they don't mention is that that study was actually carried out by employees and consultants of purdue pharma now sally's to tell says she has no idea that her institute was funded by purdue the new york times and the american enterprise institute have denied any wrongdoing but sallies to tell didn't just defend the profits of purdue in the new york times she also did it elsewhere she was quite a media star when it came to propane killer opining. oxycontin does not cause addiction it's abusers are already addicts. the real public health damage here comes from the peach campaign conducted by zealous prosecutors and public interest advocates to demonize the drug itself. this is tragic because oxycontin has been a godsend for millions of patients. only a minority of people who are prescribe opiates for pain become addicted to them and
those who do become addicted and who die from painkillers over dues is done to obtain these medications from sources other than their own physicians but media spin was just one step for do also funded other organizations to push its agenda of more prescriptions for pain killers the american academy of pain medicine and the american pain society promoted this for example studies indicated it didn't over development of addiction we know it's a use for the relief of pain is low furthermore experience has shown the known addict can benefit from the carefully supervised judicious use of a pilates for the treatment of pain for do it rich these donations were made but it defends its position per view has been contacted over the years by policy experts at a variety of think tanks who are seeking additional context on industry issues for their work our engagement has always been appropriate and aimed at providing a science based perspective that the company felt was often overlooked in the larger policy conversation over 400000 americans have lost their lives to opioids
since the year 2000 and many more lives have been ruined by addiction and r.t. new york. israel's prime minister benjamin netanyahu has been indicted on charges of bribery fraud and breach of trust the decision comes amid the ongoing political crisis with israel facing a 3rd general election this year alone who has denied any wrongdoing and says he will appeal the decision he had hoped to avoid the indictment by passing legislation however that proved impossible after his failure to form a coalition government following september's election this is the 1st time a serving israeli prime minister has been indicted binyamin netanyahu has been serving as israeli prime minister since 2009. and it's not his 1st time in the job he previously held the top position from 1906 to 1909 years well known for his close relationship with donald trump and with the help of the u.s.
president he has achieved a number of his goals. so. this is a store. that will be for the hardcore fans for journalists because. this resident ladies and gentlemen this is. truly no story. technically he has the ability to ask the knesset the israeli parliament for unity but it doesn't seem likely there will be a majority in the koreans medico the knesset to give him the immunity from prosecution if he fails to receive that immunity then he's good to google it is fine for using the slides and these really go system of course you are you know
some of the things going otherwise he's the mobutu you anything but he is the 1st every israeli prime minister to be indicted while he's in. a religiously corruption is that he told them he was serving you know peace and i think in terms of he's long term legacy this is something that will be remembered about being impeded by the hour for many many years because this is again to get through the seeds of the deal and he changes the political contributions of all of the players and he was. the bolivian senate has approved the 1st step towards fresh elections that's as the country remains deep in political turmoil it followed the resignation of the democratically elected president of a morale those who claims he was forced out in a coup. there have been violent clashes between his supporters and security forces who have been granted in unity by the caretaker government talking to former ecuadorian president rafael correa said his resignation was primarily aimed at
stopping for the violence. from the outside is easy to judge everything i myself as you know became a victim of a coup attempt that you immediately supported me of course it's scary when you see snipers when the police get out of control this is a rational fear to be brave does not mean to be afraid of nothing as we brave need to control yourself and do what you need to do and in bolivia the police rebels and the army commander demanded that you the president elected in the democratic elections resign and you took this step it was a mistake would it be best to resist to remain is some friendly region to you for example in the province of chappaqua and wages struggle from there. i don't know but i think that the most important thing at the moment was to stop further violence the next day our supporters no longer knew what was happening what happened to whom who died and who did not they were scared so technically you
continued to be the president of the country. if my resignation was not approved then yes from a legal point of view. you know i want to commend the constitutional court the same one that allowed you to run for election or recognize the government of this lady what is her name and as i guess on as genuine honesty this is yet another go i go it's simply unbelievable you don't even know whether to laugh or cry with such self-proclaimed presidents but the constitutional court recognized the government of this and yes what happened to this court did they intimidate it too you need to understand this because it may turn out that their decisions have no duty to force anyone. yes they threaten a lot of employees of various state institutions or threaten them if they are intimidated that if they do not obey they will be attacked at their homes with their families i believe that this is pure fascism of course jews were also persecuted during nazi is.
all right a selection of nazi memorabilia has gone under the hammer in germany the move has sparked a backlash from jewish leaders in the country. those items any items that have anything to that could come to be used and i think for any resource should be kept away archives of governments but items that there's nothing to do that does not do for research point of view completely to be destroyed and things that relate to the little feature of it is the anything
related to to a kind of leaders and if they were related to any other muscle order of those people heritage should be kept as it should be out of question at all or if you did it in service would not offer any person who seeks to live close to the light and so for the kind of leaders of the world as i said you know there's no question those people will be under what you look at to make sure that there is a racial world leader to do something durable in the future those people have to be on the watch to make sure that we do not have any intention to take days to release of the next level that this is why we believe you have to be on the watch while the your piano joyce associations official statement claims the items a lack of sort of value and will be bought by those wishing to glorify the fascist regime the auction houses that director claims most of their customers are museums and professional collectors who quote deal meticulously with of the subject. i still to come we look at the impact that washington support for hong kong to
join me every thursday on the alex salmond show and i'll be speaking to the world of politics sport i'm sure i'll see that. this is our team international now the u.s. congress has passed a bill in support of hong kong protesters president is expected to sign it in to law despite delicate trade talks with china the move has angered beijing. so don't go on with this. hong kong part of china and hong kong affairs are china's internal affairs the united states should immediately stop interfering or it will be heed by
negative consequences china will have to take strong contra measures to defend its national sovereignty security and development interests. of the bill called the hong kong human rights and democracy actual out sanctions to be imposed on those officials who suppress human rights in the city it will also require an annual assessment of hong kong autonomy under the current chinese one country 2 systems the city has its own government and it's in charge of its own economic affairs if any issues are flagged up hong kong says special trade status within the u.s. would be revoked. with the territory having been racked with protests for months it is already led to some economic consequences a number of companies have started to quit hong kong with the city losing its crown as the most lucrative for luxury swiss watches some companies have relocated to singapore amid the social unrest demonstrators are demanding of the protection of
democratic rights and official investigations into police brutality. i. i. i. professor of politics at east china normal university in shanghai just have gregory mahoney believes this can only lead to a situation where hong kong was. is well aware the nicest government is famously and unapologetically meddlesome in other countries affairs often with catastrophic results for stakeholders we have to recognize i think that any china sentiment in the us appears to be chipping in to a level of seen a foe that madness at this point and frankly it increasingly recalls the same sort of culture that was fostered in the us yes the soviet union during the reagan years congress is pandering to the sentiments of one of the few areas where the 2 parties can agree with each other so it's kind of ironic that the american political system
which can't work together to solve its own problems won't this won't stop them of course from meddling with others ultimately while it may reinforce protesters and about what they can't manage. it will probably create a situation where all. already had a number of negative consequences for hong kong there's been some talking about monitoring the market others leaving the market one thing though that you know we see the chinese i.p.o.'s have not have not been deterred and it's not clear this will encourage or discourage them from our listing in hong kong but i think we can also look at the announcement yesterday in china of liberalizing the financial services sector and mainland as an immediate tactic the possible and some major announcement yesterday and today with a large. write in noisy incident during a t.v. interview of the us democratic lawmaker has gone viral and in its own bizarre way it has highlighted the divisions in u.s. politics. here's saskia taylor more so than at that the ad
washington is quick in truth and control the see the public hearings in the latest trump impeachment saga into their 2nd week and everyone wants to know has done it will this be the straw that finally breaks the camel's back the president used taxpayer dollars to ask the ukrainians to help him choose an election that can't be right guys i think we've got the wrong sound bite and. what. really. ok no apparently that is right. fought gate is on everyone's lips democratic representative eric was weighing in on the ongoing impeachment hearings when he dropped. dropped an explosive bomb on m s n b c do you think though that while one world human stuff happens move on and to the president of the united states of america could possibly be impeached potentially
just the thought in the country's history but no the scandal over that quick moment is refusing really. to blow over and mainstream media is leading the charge trying to get to the bottom of it i'm really sorry about the but i have to ask if this was you or someone in the studio it was not me and i didn't hear it when i was speaking you look like you heard it and are stifling a lot i didn't did not hear it even politicians have jumped on to the bandwagon seem to show off the shop wit cutely and i'd love. it human. cruz made a rookie ara and forgot that he too had been involved in the story that also rippled far and wide to show you senator and thank you for keeping it clean you know
without tracing out more so let's see what all the conspiracy theories on the table are the program on which i happened to try to cover up its tracks and said it was just the presenter scraping his mug across the table to which swalwell took a leaf out of trump's book and breathed a sigh of relief but let's test that one out neil over to you. not sure so maybe another one the cameraman was to blame they were ways think they're safe just because the king in the shot but guys is that even possible no. no i thought of the theories held up to scrutiny though view was smelt a rat pluto was demoted as a planet which eric swallow is now secure among the gas giants. is not
a candidate that you can stand behind the cover of is own worries worse than a crime so while iran faces protests faces a coup trumped faces possible impeachment in the u.k. faces and not the string of pranks it delays the media follows it's very funny excellent for stories let's see when this one runs out of gas ok this is ridiculous i mean are you know you can talk about this seriously and. i think the most important issue to remember is simply this the matter what this man is mr swalwell whatever he does whatever he accomplishes whatever. legislative genius he impart your exhibits he will for ever be know as the alleged purveyor of this most interesting.
incident or someone once said it's nothing to sniff at. and there it is now does it for me i'll be back with more news at the top of their status. up and finding another one of the highest democratic way to go through the food. bank itself mukti it on the plaza this way got to dog and so hard not to think of the mother disappeared the moment then walked up to him that i was an optimist or authentic that. this is the only thing that we do is music because everybody fights his way to.
the floor you can feel the feet down this will persuade you that you have given a lot of. what i think is this is the funds that is accompanied. i have concern about new technologies and i think society should and i and i try to help them get engaged in those concerns. but we also should have concerns about doing nothing doing nothing is extraordinarily risky in a world with some point 5000000000 people and a whole series of. ancient technologies that are not necessarily suitable for tomorrow.
thank. god. welcome to the alex salmond show as be approached the halfway point and this christmas election today we return to our celebrated pundits panel to sense he's made the early running in the campaign but also whether there are still some surprise presents to come in the blue corner we have peter oborne the man who knows more about the tory party than most attorneys and this festive consul he plays the ghost of christmas present in the yellow corner we think to lead that opec one time liberal democrat presidential candidate but to not do it born again brick city or lembit is the ghost of christmas yet to come and in the very corner we think a new comer to our panel former labor adviser professor richard murphy who will
assess whether the opposition has still some christmas crackers to pull right traditions the mantle of the ghost of christmas past and to hold up the tartan end of this panto we have proof which showed a woman who is rumored to have ghostwritten the best pictures of success the 1st minister's talks constantly to the time top panel shortly but 1st your reaction to last week sure featuring the spices of the catalan politicians locked up for extraordinarily harsh prison sentences for their role and organizing and defending the independence referendum of 2017. now we asked the new spanish government for their comments last week but if yet to receive a reply when it comes to hand we will feature that response in future issues as we continue our series on whether catalonia however in a statement covered in the washington post of october 14th prime minister pedro sanchez was quoted as saying in a social and democratic state of law compliance means full compliance this is been a judicial process with full got in t's and transparency government to spain will
work in the coming days towards gallatin public order and protecting our democratic laws as it has always done so if your tweets and by speak here from lend lend says wow those cuts are when women were so inspiring shame on the e.u. for not helping catalonia i'm so happy that scotland stands by catalonia vester catalonia he says if you want to says fascinating insight into the m. pact of the husband's been political prisoners remember to keep writing to them. georgina says thank you for the c.d.'s could i suggest the interview questions can be answered in catalan and said to please what your dinner sometimes we do use interpreters but we thought i guess english was really 1st class it was great to hear 1st hand directly from them alan says this current interview is a wonderful but heartbreaking i hope they stay strong lovely message alan and just says what a lovely woman i hope your mom gets to come home soon he deserves our thanks and he says the children will one day carry the torch of freedom and finally gordon says
carol is an inspiration what a strong woman it's horrific that is come to this that we're trying to catalonia next week but today we're back in blighty covering the progress of the christmas election the u.k. general election takes place on the 12th of december that are the number of parties standing including the conservatives labor pool democrats change you key the greens the brics party and ukip and additionally in scotland the s.n.p. in wales place coming under northern ireland the d.d.p. sion finn s.t.l. p. ulster unionist party and the alliance party as well is a number of candidates standing as independents but 1st to scotland and to alex but i'm joined from glasgow by the doyen of scottish political journalism a woman who's been covering scottish watch and since the last stroke. of 19 some do for the.
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