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tv   NEWSHOUR  Al Jazeera  February 18, 2019 2:00am-3:01am +03

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we for years we didn't have you know support from the international community and no sort of picture. from the venezuelan government it's ended so it's very hard to put government to people off and it was so bad. economic decisions look bad management and also. so those things actually make the people in any situation even poorer and think the we can create a well as the demography a population that is worrying every day so it's become more difficult now to get access to services get access to goods while that kind of meat is not growing and code that i've begun to. libyans are marking the eighth anniversary of the revolution that led to the toppling of moammar gadhafi in benghazi libya and celebrated being free of the leadership spanned four decades but not all are
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marking the anniversary with festivities since the revolution maybe has become a divided country with rival armed groups vying for control would have to go ahead has more from tripoli. many people families are heading out driving around heading up to the square where they're going to celebrate and mark the anniversary this anniversary comes amid political rivalries division and military conflict but you can. as we have spoken to people there are kind of three categories of people in libya these days the first category of the seventeenth of february volution riis there are celebrating the anniversary no matter what despite all the consequence is that people have suffered from during the past eight years despite all the internal conflicts the second category is those who are supporting the warlords and many of those people are now with
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a great thing the fact that they have rose up against gadhafi because they say that they have lost a lot the country have. the country has slipped into chaos economic decline and political division and drums dancers and dragons of paraded through the streets of new york as the big apple celebrates the chinese year of the pig thousands of spectators lined the streets of new york's chinatown and to the nodders chinese community of any city outside asia each year in the chinese astrological cycle is represented by an animal and the year of the pig began on february fifth. now look at the main stories here now jazeera israel's prime minister benjamin netanyahu has implemented a law that will take away millions of dollars of tax revenue from the palestinian
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authority israel will deduct the exact amount that the palestinian government currently pays to the families of people convicted by israel on charges of carrying out attacks or amount to around one hundred thirty eight million dollars a year a three day security conference in munich has wrapped up with iran's foreign minister warning world leaders that there's a heightened risk of conflict with israel jeffords or if accused israel of looking for war with iran and said that its actions and those of the u.s. are increasing the chances of a clash in the region certainly some people are looking for war we already syria who is looking we are in syria on the invitation of the syrian government for the sole purpose of fighting terrorism no other no other reason for our being there i think last i checked international law while eating lebanon's airspace and shooting into syria is a violation of international law and the international community and of all people in europe which believes international law as the punishment of international order
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is blaming us for not blaming the. u.s. special envoy for syria has reassured world leaders that the withdrawal of american troops from the country won't be abrupt james jeffrey insists it will be an orderly process and carried out in close consultation with allies saudi arabia's crown prince has signed several investment deals with pakistan worth twenty billion dollars well had been sound man is making his first visit to pakistan since he was appointed to the throw. in yemen hoofy rebels and the government of agreed to begin the first phase of withdrawal from the her data area both sides have said they will evacuated evacuate forces from her data city and the ports of and. but both sides have yet to agree when to withdraw a twenty four hour curfew is in force in indian administered kashmir after a suicide bomber killed at least forty security personnel on thursday india's
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government issued a safety warning around reports of people being targeted in response to the incident just a with up next it's witness by for now. a team of chinese scientists embark on a daring deep sea mission searching for rare resources and new species. reveals china's underwater homes. digital media. is the founder of all the inside. riyadh forty years if they can use it is whatever power doesn't like the president of the philippines abroad rico deter day says he wants to kill as many people involved with drugs doesn't possible analysts his critics public and. craft learn an
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online news site and known to be critical of the government had its license revoked and he weeks ago the end goal is to silence dissent when people don't know what is real and what is fake when facts don't matter then the voice with the loudest megaphone gains more power and i am really happy i'm facing seven cases some of which can put me to jail up to fifteen years. now rock blues boss says a war of attrition is on the way when she and her colleagues are determined to weave guess what we know we know that the rest aren't finished obviously. it makes you feel i think that's quite right and this is the time to fight this is the time to tell people here here's the mind and you have to make sure that our government doesn't cross it because when it does we're no longer in the.
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i am a pretend millennial but i'm turning fifty five fifty five years old wow i've been a journalist for. more than thirty years. alexa play best play list resuming spanish. when our president. was elected the campaign machinery that helped elect him was weaponized and went after anyone who was critical of the drug war and also journalists in particular were targeted. this is a war for troops and the biggest casualty in the world for is how many people have been killed in the drug war i'm at the front lines i feel it i know it i have the
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data to prove it. here's what happened in the philippines when facebook became too toxic i watch alexa ranking every day which is a website ranking of all the weird computer the peano school and before. it's alexy. it doesn't really want to catch fire this information and the use of it will go out. and you have a. ok new plan for the future of what we can become a few don't try it part of the problem with the old power right now is they don't understand new technology and part of the problem with the people who build the new technology is they don't understand old power that's what needs to merge. facebook changed. and in the philippines it really is the internet. the journalists will escape the first that's dead.
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in me and it comes down to the tech social media in particular will determine what gets delivered to people. in january twenty eighth the government of the philippines tried to shut down we're being investigated and that we're facing legal cases one on ownership that could land me in prison for anywhere from five to fifteen years. the court of appeals came out with a decision after midnight that night our appeal to harassment it is to distract us it is to stop us from reporting it's to intimidate us so we don't. so we don't charlie. i think that the biggest
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wake up call for the government was the day after they they tried to shut down rappler. there was a global reaction to it so i don't think they counted on that. they also didn't count that raptor would fight. rappler was a dream. in twenty eleven a group of friends and i kind of that there's this new technology that is that we can't completely try out in the traditional networks because everything that made traditional media successful will go against what we wanted to do. was. going to connect two weeks on. the trip folks. let's post that story that's the best statement glenn. yeah we started with twelve
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people four or five of us were about forty at that point. and and then we hired the smartest twenty somethings we could find. is a good look at that with the most yeah. i want to how do i fit with that i think it's largely unfixable and even trying to fix of the forty is and that's why don't i start because you're here from the london school of economics i will introduce you to palmer answering was that a lot of the groundbreaking work on looking at russia this information. peter pomerantz of welcome to manila let me just figure out we're being manipulated their dissent from asian and misinformation campaigns by both state actors and private interests what do we do about it there's
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a much deeper question is that social media has kind of few a new type of. what i might term populism is much more emotional. and with an enemy very abstract one who is blocking your very private grievances the establishment the elite foreigners doesn't matter so you you actually wrote a lot about russian this information how would you define think about it from the point of view of a leader with author a tarion sentences so back in the twentieth century you could you could say shut off your population. with censorship you could just block off t.v. channels you can't do that anymore so instead of trying to censor things you spread as much cynicism as possible you of the mind the idea of trust you say yeah maybe our media isn't perfect the b.b.c. c.n.n. . the report i want to undermine the idea that there is any kind of truth out there that all this kind of leftism ocean and so only the most emotional. and viscerally
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emotional leader wins it seem like in the short term only the tech giants have the ability to quickly fix certain things if we start uniting. the forces of good we know that's going to be tomorrow it is true. right now who not only is it started it started and we need a little bit maybe some resources to help with out so we start acting sort of strategically. facebook has admitted that the philippines is patient zero in the war against this information twenty sixteen the campaign machinery of now president detective used facebook and social media to win an election but they didn't stop there he began to see these vicious attacks on facebook against anyone who questioned the killings in the drug war and in october i wrote this three part series on the propaganda war when we released it i was attacked the propaganda
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machine came after us with our gang in then it was immediate you know i've been called every animal you can think of my sexual life has been dissected and at the beginning i faced it like a traditional journalist where you try to fight it and you realize no you can't it's not built that you can you don't fight this by looking at content you fight this by looking at networks and looking at algorithms that's when i realized something new was going on and we began gathering data. so we call it the shark tank but what it is is it's truly being. treated with even the social networks that spread this information that have been used in attacks so we have more than three hundred fifty million comments more than fifty million accounts. so it's a big data set is probably the largest outside of. the
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key thing here is to go back to the way the new tactic campaign ran the social media campaigns is so organized that they have a content creator for the elite then there's a content creator a blogger for the middle class and then the blogger for the mass base is now the head of the social media for the presidential palace by looking at that database you can pull out keywords you can pull out attacks and you can get to exactly how the attempt began and the velocity spread. took the shark tank we connected it to a slack channel if something is spreading beyond a certain frequency it will send us all an alert once we fact check it we can send it to facebook and facebook the president. in august of two thousand and sixteen i gave facebook the data that we had and i said you really have to look at this because you know you have u.s. elections coming up and this is so alarming that trump could win. and we all
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laughed we laughed. and then when trump won in november they asked me for the dog. in the french elections that helped cool down thirty thousand feet of comics. this database this big data is is the story of how the mockers. became a dictatorship and that's certainly what we seem to be had so we can still fight it and we're using to beat it to death. i'm going to do is a color is going to raise. very little when you have these legal processes are being used against us that does have impact on the business because the minute an advertiser now signs a contract with rappler there's
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a risk involved for them so what we did is very quickly when we saw the trend and that that advertisers were scared we then came up with a whole slew of different products that we could offer so discomforting the propaganda machine led us to our new business model if you think about it. it's just a big thing we're selling your local it is what we did building community for what we did for rappler is what we were offering to do for them but it is data driven social media narrative strategy and distribution strategy. what can settle the good and how you know certain political parties use social media. and the messaging. that's a lot of this is that i'm just wondering if there's. so i can talk and then carlo can also talk so for me because the cynical view is this is psychological manipulation you see people that are very right like marketing in general. which
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is actually. there you go remember what was wrong with cambridge analytic it was a psychological analysis it was the way they got their data breach the breach of the. senses it's ok to. influence your psychological outlook but it's not ok to stupid that. companies don't know how to use social well except to put ads on facebook and they're realizing that that's not a good. time is it you think mom and dad are we should it's a anniversary yeah i'm on i was going to send you the photo from florida you gotta see talk to talk to mom and dad i'm going to show you the front of. the. having
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dinner the kids are here nino see here. really briefly my guys love you love me much and dad a. large thank you for this meal these are the heads of protection around on the bass and those that we have. other than those that we care for so that we. can walk in here and i imagine. one is mine alone don't anyone touch it you see the case. yes yes appeals what have you actually to get i who carry all of this with the people. i'm not going to get emotional when i stop although you guys do you guys worry about teacher mary and. don't worry about me. i worry about you i also i think you just tell me what you think i need to know which is probably ok too. but the end goal of all of this is
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to actually take up space so the less space it takes up the better right yes for me i fix it with a lot of prayer what you have to do after hearing what i really have no way maybe i could finish but. when the case came and they were threatening to shut us down we were like we're not going a doctor that's like an old way. enterprise. i'm connecting was connecting me. i mean. we are looking for new products that rappler can build. obviously we're working on it but we'd like to work with you because every person in this room has not just displayed great talent at what they do but is also committed in a different way so that's our end goal this is my really it's i mean so i don't
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have kids really i realized my my longest relationship was with journalism you guys and you will get i will send an e-mail of all of the awards that you got there because they've been incredible it's really good to hear that even if it's been a bad difficult start to the year ok. but i think the energy of the folks are one of the reasons we survived and we continue battling through with this nothing it feels like when we act like a team nothing will get in our day we can barrel through it. people are throwing their lives into it right people it's not just me it's our it's wrapped look at their face that's. like city they should be emotional. they believe. so i but. you know but you know with.
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enemy stuff. actually the easy part is the rational is taking to the. you gotta look for. in collaboration it's hope in solidarity. i came to paris to join this commission and it's an inaugural meeting of about
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twenty people who are working on this information in different parts of the world president will meet with us and it's something that is it's really an initiative by the reporters are s.f. porter sense for two years. i think the technology platforms the social media platforms are forced to confront what they've created what they've done now is allowed. evil networks to take over and that has actually had an impact on democracies around the world. so. it's going to interest. them. nice the scene get a question i'm going to have wife i think it's ok i will i will set up as i'll try
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to live stream for the event. if it's a. true one seven thank you. yes this is all. the details from just a little of them because you feel the solution on this for you. but it sure you were trying. to do. you know what's horrible with that it will be contra lighting in the office you see the remarks needed to see if you just got to turn on this one just you need to. go through the system to get the speed limit was most put to the limit at our poll our how many choices. the business uses infamous too little money from the government they don't miss if. that's perfect. so i'm honored to be the one who has had its share momentum in this condition she received the only things arise she did that well and
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she is one of the chairs of this commission with us i think you just spoke to. the . wrong table about situations the world of the. here has joined that is. you know almost ninety seven percent of filipinos who are on the internet are on facebook for rappler social media is both a positive and a negative it is both good and evil depending on how it's used but free speech is being used to stifle free speech hate is used to pound you into silence and for all of our countries how do you give free speech with out the excesses of people who want to manipulate this new technology that they live in the philippines is offering a capsule into the future what we are seeing is you do believe that.
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this is an oncoming r.s.s. share in a bad mood the nobel prize winner and a moscow want to manage the dual role. british subject is painful i could lots of that stuff it's good stuff what do you think the french understand it to facebook has taken down the thirty thousand take up now it's the fluff on may not present. or they don't really think that that's that the price of spectacles the second order and that. it's an interesting question but there it is or it shows showing all that's interesting that in fact based on actual behavior yes the french out feel very very poorly studied and often you know how to use them to come to our countries. how would you describe journalism in turkey today.
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is risky and dangerous profession and. imagine a country. whose proven chance. despite the group removes. some heat from find solutions to this kind of instance this might be. leading to the fact that you so it's not a. given our president ron i want to understand how one head of state who's holding the line what the way he looks at it and what he thinks is even possible i want to ask him what can be done what are other leaders in democracies talking. you think we. will be live in london in manila yeah i had been in london though many many years ago and please if you ever come to show you the city how long have you been in
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exile says two thousand. and your family business has been the aggressor and that's . why. i hope i don't have to go into exile. so you did i know that even you. i will say that those. i mean. look at just a click you think of anything. i'm sufficiently simple that my normal expectation for a be doing with a head of state is. that it will be approved but essentially it will be a performance for so political but it was a remarkable zooms that you were to see she would somebody who appeared. to
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influence her political relations so we'll see what actually comes of it. it was an off the record discussion with him and that promise one of the leaders that was targeted by these bad actors on social media is he reader with liberal values this he stand for things that the geo political activists did not want who was behind those thirty thousand fake accounts that's interesting to me he probably knows he certainly didn't say anything about it. the constitution of the philippines gives me certain rights that protect my ability to do my job all of that was stripped away by the social media platforms there is absolutely no accountability for the platforms to spread lies exponentially and should not allow it to spread that's what i'm looking for that's him to get the
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single biggest source of this stuff it is asian for iran points to the u.s. as a destabilizing force in the middle east also a new israeli law goes into effect little cost palestinians millions of dollars. and a pakistani fighter jet accompanies the saudi crown prince as he's wildly welcome to islamabad bringing much needed investment. also while the argument of aid in venezuela intensifies we'll take you to bordering countries that are dealing with the influx of refugees. welcome to the news are we begin with iran's foreign minister warning world leaders of a heightened risk of war with israel mohamed jobs are a made the comments during a speech on the final day of the munich security conference call the u.s.
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a destabilizing force which could increase the chances of a new cold flicked in the middle east has more from munich. on the third and final day of the munich security conference it was iran's turn to talk about the challenges facing peace and stability around the world its foreign minister david zarif telling leaders it was american and israeli policies that threatened international security and not those of his government at the recent meeting. let me just call it the underbidding. and you open the quest in war so the u.s. vice president. and the secretary of state both blasted europe on european soil. put even attempting albeit without much success to abide by its obligations under the j c p o a and under security council resolution twenty two thirty one yesterday right here in munich mr pence
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repeated the sparse when he added again he demanded that europe must join the united states in undermining its own security and breaking its obligations one of the main discussions at the conference was about the true thousand and fifteen iran nuclear deal and even though the u.s. on the president donald trump has withdrawn from it's seen.


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