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ah, different stories behind the bullets with as i was told pet lines here one r t facebook denies a whistleblowers claim that its spreading hate and weakening democracy. while us senators cool for tougher controls on big tech. i guess bought american lawyer who for the oil giant chevron of pollution and the ecuadorian rain forest gets a 6 month jail sentence on content challenges. the ruling draws condemnation from critics including pink floyd star rocher walters. what is the little ball and is it available to all of us, all members of society, irrespective for the depth of pits or of, or connections,
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politically us marine faces, a court martial for slamming the buys, administration's handling of the afghan, pull out. so we look at the case of another officer who was treated very differently off the standing up to the trump administration. also in the program, france threatened to cut the power supply to the u. k. that made a post breakfast route over fishing. right? ah, it is wednesday morning here at moscow and a very warm welcome to you from all of us here at asi, international. i'm rural research. facebook is in damage control mode over claims of spreading hate and division. an employee turned whistleblower has testified before the us senate after leaking a trove of company documents, and then a rather lengthy response on his page c. e o. mazacco bug denied prior to
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prioritizing money over that help with the platforms uses. we care deeply about issues like safety, well being and mental health. it's difficult to see covers that miss represents our work and our motives. i don't know any tech company that sets out to build products that make people angry or depressed. the moral business and product incentives all point in the opposite direction. a spoke, exploited teens. do you think the teams are profitable for their company? i would assume so those dangerous algorithms that they admit are picking up the they stream sentence, the division, their product. it is often destructive facebook's products, harm children, stoke division, and weak in our democracy. the damage to self interest and self worth of inflicted by facebook to day will haunt a generation. it is pulling families apart. and in places like ethiopia,
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it's literally fanning ethnic violence. well, it's a very different picture from a decade ago when platforms like facebook and twitter were being lauded by liberal commentators for bringing democracy to the middle east during that of the arab spring social media play a role. social media is much broader than sending a $144.00 characters or twitter, or updating your status post on facebook. those are use your giving facebook a lot of credit for this or yeah, for sure. i want to meet like look at that one day and thank him. actually indeed, social media did have some very pronounced impacts on the arab spring. earlier we discussed the change of opinion towards facebook without the contributor nico house . it does seem a little bit peculiar that in 2011 with countries like tenicia libby and egypt, facebook was not only celebrated for put like for helping spread the news about the protest. but the algorithm seemed to be for perpetuating the protests and
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propelling them for that millions of people were able to react and noticed what was going on. now, interestingly enough, about 3 of those countries to protest there actually benefited united states interests. so what it seems like is on the like, now that the script has been flipped 10 years later. censorship actually benefits the united states. so i guess you could say it's pro democracy, i guess if you want to call facebook, you know, a democratic institution, i guess you could call it that because the government seems to be on the side of censorship. facebook as readily pushes the ship, isn't it very different based these day. so what it was years ago does less freedom of conversation, freedom of exchange, freedom of discourse. ah, there seems to be no consistent application of rules or principles or guidelines on any of these platforms. and i would say that at least on the surface now, it looks like the government, at least their opinions have much more influence. i mean, just a couple of weeks ago, jim pa, sanky was actually saying that it was time to come down harder on facebook and regulate them more fast forward this whistleblower who's actually represented by
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a firm that the sac he actually worked for r as a senior adviser, not even, not even a year ago is now sitting in front of the senate after going on 60 minutes getting a lot of air time. so i would say at the bare minimum, what it looks like is there is a lot of coordination going on behind the scenes in one way or another that everybody seems to be involved in, except for the people who are most afflicted by which i would say is the average working class individual and maybe potentially activists organizing protesters. and do you think you ask of an festal has the, has it the powers at its disposal to, to limit to rain in facebook. i think the thing that they need to do the rain facebook in is to hold them to the standards of a publisher. ah. whereas enable escaping a lot of accountability for the for the how they selectively apply their rules. i like their editorial lists. what date, but the federal government hadn't done anything about it. now on the other side of
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that fence, they do have the capability. the force in the sense are more to what it does seem like they've had to. they fit every time. one of these is, this is happened. facebook seems to sensor more on their own. so even though they have the power, they have an exercise it. and they've been able to get faced with the kind of do what they want more and more without ever having to hold them accountable. and in legal matter, la, throughout choosing hearing us senators, cold for tougher controls on facebook and other social media giants. if they won't, and, and a big tech loan and congress has to intervene, how urgent it is for congress to act against powerful tech companies. we should consider narrowing this sweeping immunity when platforms algorithms amplified illegal conduct. we also spoke with a r t host, ben swan about the congressional hearing. what they're essentially saying is government needs to get involved and government needs to decide what content is
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allowed and not a lot on social media in order to make it the word they like to use. safe problem is, is that there are so many tens of millions of americans who do not believe that government is trying to keep them safe, but is instead trying to manipulate them and push political messages on to them. should social media b, a public square where people are allowed to get up and speak and to voice their opinions and their worldviews and where rigorous debate can take place as you would have in the public square? or is social media supposed to be contrived and controlled to the point where a few government entities and bureaucrats decide what is acceptable thought and acceptable belief? and i think that's the real core problem here. when government bureaucracy decides what is dangerous and what is not in the public interest, it breeds all kinds of corruption. and it reads a situation where the average person doesn't have a right to speak or to think in any kind of public spare. and i think that's hugely problematic by the bringing a bit of
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a david and goliath story for you. loya and human rights activists at stephen dunn's ago has waged a decades on crusade against chevron over pollution in ecuador, z, rain forest. he helped to win a $9500000000.00 judgment against the oil giant and 2011. but in the latest twist don's ago has been sentenced to 6 months in prison on charges of criminal contempt . the reason i marked up is because we were successful. okay, i, along with other lawyers helped indigenous peoples in ecuador when a historic 9500000000 dollar pollution judgment against chevron for the deliberate dumping of billions or girls or cancer causing waste into the amazon. chevron has actually refused to pay the multi $1000000000.00 fine claiming misconduct by danziger and the ecuadorian judiciary. a u. s. court blocked enforcement of the fine in 2014, many of danziger supporters, including pink floyd front. when roger walters of question. this ruling,
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the question arises for his soul is what is the law for and is it available to all of us, all members of society, irrespective of the depth of our pockets or are or are connections politically he spent 7791 days now under house arrest and it's way too much punishment, because all he did was deny judge louis a kaplan access to his computer and his cellphone to give those 2 pieces of equipment to chevron corporation who are the people who we are fighting this battle against. on behalf of his clients, it would completely contravene all the rules of client privilege. if he had done that, the pollution case was 1st brought against texaco which chevron bought in 2001 a chaperone rejects the allegations saying it was only responsible for some of the
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pollution which it says it cleaned up. but dont get support to say the oil giant has simply painted a target. now on the lawyers back stephen and i have become friends through all of this. i met him back then and immediately it smelt fishy, the whole things melt wrong to me and israel and it's wrong and it will be go on. it'll go on being wrong until chevron pay those $30000.00 ecuadorian people. that it's now about $12000000.00 with interest with interest and damages. it's gone up to about $12000000.00 that eroded reparation. and they needed it dying, you know, poor pads the nino who represents the amazon watch said that he said what was the quote. he said this just like very,
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very slow motion. mass murder is what chevron oak are guilty of and it is a u. s. marine jailed off the criticizing the afghanistan pullout has been released from confinement that we now face as a court martial hearing and has received an outpouring of public support with donations flooding ins or copper, his legal fees. ortiz kellum often takes a closer look at stewart scalars story and how it can pass through another sub as one who spoke out against the company. $2000000.00 from over $27000.00 different donors. that's how strongly people are feeling. the case of lieutenant colonel sheller, he's facing potential criminal charges over criticizing commanders over the withdrawal from afghanistan. now his hearing has been delayed until next week, but his family is not very optimistic or we have been told to prepare that it could be a long prison term. sheller was an active duty u. s. marine, whose frustration over the bungled retreat from cobble lead to making videos,
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bashing biden, and the pentagon brass that quickly went viral. people are upset because their senior leaders let them down and none of them are raising their hands and accepting accountability are saying we messed this up. i'm not saying we've got to be in the in afghanistan forever, but i am say, did any of you throw your rank on the table and say, hey, it's a bad idea to evacuate bob graham airfield, the strategic air berries before we evacuate everyone. i am submitting charges against general mckenzie for his bad assumptions, not because i've been to it, but because the senior leaders need to be held accountable to the same standard as us is now accused of breaking for laws, though there are not formal charges yet. now sheller is not the 1st military man to raise a voice about issues. lieutenant colonel alexander vin damon was on active duty when he 1st spoke up against the pentagon. brass, he testified trumps impeachment proceedings. as a pentagon whistleblower,
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he claim the donald trump had made a quid pro quo with the president of ukraine. he was anointed by mainstream media and the democrats as a st. this guy 0. this guy is a patriot. one of these 2 men, the president and lieutenant colonel whitman, devoted his life to duty and honor. right matters what an extraordinary statement from an immigrant who has served this country proudly his entire life. now the answers from the white house quickly turned evasive when they faced some tough questions about parallels present vancover tenant colonel alexander vin minute hero, for speaking out against his manner. she even has plenty capitol hill in uniform. so how is this different, especially since he just said the president welcomes the candor and the advice of his military advisor? does the president also see with sheller hero? i dont have all the details on these circumstances. i understand that can be
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frustrating to you. um, but we will work to get you an answer on republicans or speaking up saying that they see a double standard if you speak out against the democratic president who get thrown in the brig. but if you're doing something against a republican president, your lord of the hero, this is double standard. lieutenant colonel vinland was celebrated by media while of tenant girls sheller is in prison for demanding accountability on the disastrous withdrawal. both challenged leadership, one was treated as a hero and the other punished. i remember when military leadership wasn't an oxymoron, it's no wonder they can't see the obvious coming anymore. the best bureau cuts on the absolute worst wolf, i says, of the ones that get promoted and make the decisions. military leaders who criticize donald trump got talk, show appearances and book deals treated almost like heroes. while one who just criticized biden is facing a hearing and a potentially long term spell behind bars. the going to stay in that we c p,
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an exercise here today. it's a very dangerous precedent. the squint or gets the dull standard by democrats. first of all, it but also manifested tremendously by the mass media tends to be predominantly, less leaning in. yeah, very much in the pocket. b. o, the democratic party, anything that was an antique trump was hailed and so it's not surprising. anything republican, as the case has been a min was, was treated with kid gloves now. and as consequence, or he or he gets off scot free, having leak classified information. the political landscape has certainly evolved from what it was a year ago. democrats are no longer celebrating those with the courage to speak up against those in power. being a hero isn't so much about what you do,
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but who you do it against? kayla mopping, r t. new york. france is threatening to cut a cross channel electricity supply to the u. k. over a post bricks it fishing dispute. let's learn more about this now. cross unlocked or corresponded in pirate straw, that dubin ski a good morning, lottie, about a quarter past 7 where you are there in the french capital. so potentially another energy crisis for the u. k. can you break it down for us, please? yes, absolutely. france could be about to slam the brakes on the relationship with the u . k. as this right over fishing rights is pretty much imploding. last week the u. k refused the majority of licenses that came from french, smaller fishing vessels to fish in it's wooded, only approved 12 out of 47. and as a result of that, paris is furious. it's now saying the bilateral agreements that cover everything from security, border control to trade in energy on now and the threat because paris says that
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london simply cannot keep its commitments under the brakes. it deal. bruton does not respect its own signature month after month the u. k presents new conditions and delays given definite if licenses this cannot be tolerated. we're still and you're highlighted there, this issue over energy. we know the u. k is facing this unprecedented energy crisis . just like pretty much all of the countries across continental europe. and it could be a back to get even worse, because francis said that it could in the next few days decide to turn off electricity supplies to the u. k. well, how significant is that? pretty darn significant. according to you, k governments own papers in july of this year, france supplies almost half of the energy for electricity for the u. k. to this
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really could see the lights being turned out. well, you mean it both buquet depends on our energy exports. they think they can live a load while also beating up on your, on a, given that it doesn't work. they engage an aggressive one, upmanship. we will go shoot calmly nicely and 9 months, and all shots are not they don't them won't, will road me and add to this pretty much perfect storm of threats that are coming directly from the french fishermen themselves. now we know that boss johnson has already wound the u. k. that the could be supply issues in the lead up to christmas . that with energy that, with petro, that's also with products in stores. and now french fishermen the same. you know, what, if you do not approve of fishing licenses, we are going to block the ports, will make sure that there will be no imports and no exports between europe and the u. k, which really could add to boris johnson wos. and those are threats that the u. k. should also take pretty seriously, given that we know that the french one, they like to protest and to they have already been several tense stand offs in the
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last year over this issue over fishing licenses. now the u. k. for its part says, look, we've done nothing wrong. in fact, we're keeping to our commitments and we're keeping to the agreement over fishing licenses. we have granted 98 percent of the license applications for me, your boat is in our waters. so we do not accept the we are not abided by traded cooperation agreement. we have been extremely generous and the french folks in, in, on a small category of bows and claiming we have behaved unreasonably, i think, is not really a fair reflection of the efforts we have made of france as well as pulling out the big guns with those threats over energy in bilateral trades has also asked for the european commission to take a much tougher stance when it comes to the u. k. over this and other issues. the u commission though, isn't sort of really wanting to get into the murky waters over this particular spot
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. it's saying what it's going to do is to ask the u. k. can explain its methodology and it will sort of go from that or limp from that. the reality is though, in this prose baggers, it will as the issue surrounding that are beginning to bite. there is a real threat coming from france at the moment. and it does seem as if forest johnson has some really tough decisions to make. he is essentially caught between the devil and the deeply se no alahi. thanks for that. still to come in the program here, when i tell you the u. k. is launching an inquiry into well systematic failures that led to a police officer murdering a woman. we'll hear from a former superintendent and just a moment. it's next. don't ask you into a
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good of you to join us for the program here on our t at the head of the u. s. africa command paid a surprise visit to libya. this week that to meet officials from both sides of a long running conflict, of course, a washington is pushing for a unified government in the war torn nation, still reeling from the consequences of a u. s. on nato backed uprising a decade ago. richard med host has details. so libby as again one of these countries where the west goes and destroys it and then never mentioned that again in 2011 they were screaming about gadhafi, how evil he is hyping up this bombing campaign. and then they go in and you never hear a word again. there never really was an arab spring in libya or syria, like there was in egypt, denisia. we're talking about much, much smaller numbers and a tiny minority of extremist groups backed by the west. so under the pretext of
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this arab spring in human rights, nature comes in to support these so called rebels. but the real goal here is to get rid of gadhafi, take over libby as resources. and of course under operation timber sycamore. the cia begins funnelling tons of weapons and ammunition to syria, to support al qaeda and other groups there. so why could afy book had off? he was an anti imperialist. he believed in pan arab ism, and pan african ism in the 1970s. he tried to merge libya with egypt and syria to form a unified arab state. in 2009, he suggested that africa adopt a single currency. the golden dinar. gadhafi wanted to give african countries their own currency. the libyan central bank, which was 100 percent state owned, had a $144.00 tons of gold, which he wanted to use for this purpose could offer you proposed that african countries buy and sell their resources exclusively in this new pan african currency . so that they can move away from the u. s. dollar. and the c a f, a frank,
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which is a colonial currency used in 14 african countries, but controlled entirely by front. the west knew about this. you can see this in hillary clinton's emails, how they discussed this in great detail. they knew perfectly well that african countries having their own currency would undermine the i, m, f, and french, and american monetary imperialism. you can see this has nothing to do with the arab spring for the so called war on terror. western intervention has created more terrorism and instability in libya just like i did in iraq and syria. gadhafi was libby as leader for 42 years after carrying out anesthesia school. in 1969, during his tenure, he increased the literacy rate from 25 percent to 87 percent. libyans enjoyed free health care, free education, and a high standard of living basic necessities, like electricity and gas were cheap, and the country had a strong social safety net and welfare programs could off. he wanted to provide
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fresh water for consumption and our culture after libya. so called revolution backed by nato, libya has none of these things anymore. there are constant power cuts, the health care system has collapse. there's no infrastructure. this standard of living has plummeted. on top of that, you still have isis and all kinds of fighters running around all these various other jihadist groups and militias. and that's what has been for the last 10 years . the country has been one giant mess of armed groups fighting each other for control over libya and its resources. there are literally opened slave trade markets. libya has lots of migrants from refugees who passed through trying to get to europe smugglers and human traffickers. know this and have taken advantage of the situation, selling people off into slavery in 2008 during the speech and damascus. qaddafi spoke about what the u. s. did to iraq, and he warned other arab leaders that they might be next. america, not america foot alongside sadam. hussein against romania, he was their friend. cheney was a friend of saddam hussein,
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rumsfeld youth defense sick transit time iraq was the destroyed was a close friend of saddam hussein. ultimately they sold amounts and hanged him. you are friends of america. let's say that we'll not view one of these days. a murder, they hang us off. back then they were laughing, but he was right. cut off. his words proved to be eerily true. because 3 years later, the west would kill him and destroy his country. nothing could be more emblematic of how dirty and evil this whole situation is than hillary clinton, literally jumping for joy upon hearing of cut off his demise after he was brought silly sodomite, lynched and executed by nieto backed rebels. we came, we saw her died. people don't like to hear this when you say that libya was doing better under qaddafi because it's incompatible with all the propaganda they've been fed. but this is the truth could off his biggest sin is that he dared to nationalize his own country's resources and threatened us monetary had gemini and
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the international banking system. he was always a thorn in the side of western colonial interests. now people look at libya and say it's a failed state, but libya was not a failed state. libya was africa's wealthiest and most prosperous nation. it was a thriving, flourishing state until 2011, when the west deliberately destroyed it. for the u. k. home secretary has announced an independent inquiry into systematic failures within the police force, the lead through a woman being murdered back in march. recent tragic events have exposed unimaginable faith in plaything. there will be an inquiry to give the independent side of the sign needed to ensure that something like this can never happen again. pretty patel was referring to the case of a sarah everett who was kidnapped in south london 7 months ago and motive by a policeman. her remains were discovered in a woodland outside. the city in june. constable when cousins pleaded guilty to
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raping and killing abroad and was sentenced to life in prison. and we spoke with a former superintendent for london metropolitan police. she thinks senior officers should have picked up on alarm bells long before this crime happened. if you look at wine cousins, he was labeled, his nickname was the right paste. he took prostitutes to a wedding of a colleague, and a prostitute actually came to his work place to collect some money. how is it that none of that was reported? how is it that supervisors didn't know? so there is an environment where people are allowed to perpetuate this behavior. and that is the problem. you can increase more women, but you have to deal with the culture. and the culture is very talk, say. earlier a probe reveal that $27.00 offices and london's metropolitan police force of committed sex crimes since 2016 or offenses include right. but possessing and decent images of children or 2 officers were jailed in april
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a month after cousins. crime and calls are mounting for deep changes in the way the force operates the last 5 years. so it's 100 allegations of domestic abuse against offices and 52 percent found guilt of sexual misconduct get their jobs. this isn't one bad apple who when it justice, accountability and culture change. this is not just, you know, that term which i absolutely hate one bad apple this it the whole barrel. if not the trees rotten it's been going on for too long enough is enough. and the commission on really has had 5 years in office, it unto her watch, the organization has been labeled, institutionally corrupt. because it daniel morgan case institutionally 6 is misogynist. and he already had the label of institutional racism. so the commission and now needs to move over. she's not the right person. we need somebody who can re
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focus and bring new energy to leading the metropolitan police service in the reforms that it needs. i that says there is a bit of a sampling of somebody top stories for this hour here lie from moscow. an r t international right now half past 8 on wednesday morning. we return to the top of the hour with more of your stories. ah, i'm a new key on the internet. the allows all the problems and much was a to invite everybody's lloyd. that wasn't a glitch. that was the feature that the people who is always the intimate dissolving guy in as a feature ah, the.


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