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had immersed, sharing the 2 hand in hand inspecting a blister missa on friday to young. testify the song, 17 missile, or robert kelly is an associate professor axis on national university. in the south korea, he says that decision to release the images suggest kim's daughter may become north . korea's next leader, north cruz monarchy. right. it's ruled by the kim family and there been 3 events with the 3rd one. we anticipate that at the current kim were to pass away that the leadership would pass to a blood relative on. now it's never been the case. it's rarely the case and i'll talk or see that you have succession go from a male to a female. so the daughter is actually the chosen one, that would actually be sort of a pretty unique moment, but still my sense is that's probably some of the political backdrop for this right decision began to show that kim has a family and that these, the people who would would take over if, if you were to pass ways were pointing out that you had health care in the past and he's pretty obese. obviously he's
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a heavy smoker and this is how his father passed away to from health crisis from his alcoholism. and so my guess is that there's a concern inside the regime that once the kids are old enough, they need to work at the pictures gone. and so that's probably what the says, the this is out here on these other top stories now it's no less than 14 hours, a full kick off the 1st ever will come from the middle east. well, the 1000000 fans are expected, the chair on their teams and over the next 4 weeks. the 1st game is on sunday, between capital and i couldn't after long delay and negotiations that lasted late into the night, the you and climate agency has published a draft deal text for the cop 27 comments from it's in egypt. they've approved the fund that would require a wealthy nation to compensate vulnerable countries for loss and damage caused by climate change. the final session of the meeting finally got on the way. it's about
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3 30 in the morning local time, but it's not been suspended again. often intervention from switzerland to your friends. i implore you to adopt the dep decisions that were present to you. the world is watching. i call on us all the rise to the expectations address it to us by the global community. and especially by those who are most vulnerable and yet have contributed the least to climate change for us present. donald trump has a twitter page again which is new and you don't. musk says he's reinstating at trump. the social media website announcement came soon after an online poll on the platform which showed and now the majority wants to trump back. but he's not committed to returning to that, that for the turkish national defense ministry says to a kia has conducted air raid operations in parts of northern syria and iraq. so here it says it's part of across the board operation against the curtis p. k. k, which is considered a terrorist group. they've been blamed for bombing,
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and it's done bull. one week ago, the group has denied any involvement. and she said that because visited ukraine for the 1st time since becoming britain's prime minister. he met president for them as an ascii in chief sumac pledged, his government continued support. there is all the headlines. the news continues here in al jazeera. after the listening post to stay with us. from sports champion to bed bound, i felt one's investigates how the nfl escaped paying billions of dollars to former players who suffered devastating brain damage. blame america's most popular sport. i'm sorry you didn't die before 2015. good luck to you and your family. i knew murray got c t from papa. when i looked at it just all about his brain beam groups because of the blood source. when he get plaintiff position, blood sports on. i'm just eda,
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phone and, and home stories and asia and the pacific amount. what will be left of twitter? by the time the lawn must is done with anything. whether you're coming at climate change from the global south or north. it is a challenging story to cover. an art for poetry say, ah, is all over social media in iraq. our merger ginsberg and you're at the listening post where we dig into the coverage and analyze how news gets reported. it has been less than a month now since the site known as social media is public square. twitter became one man's domain and it has not gone well for a long mosque. the billionaire has flip flopped on policy so many times that is employees don't know if they're coming or going, whether they still have a job or not. twitters users sometimes don't know what they're looking at anymore.
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those blue ticks that used to indicate an account was verified real, can now be bought for $8.00 a month. the upshot of putting user authentication up for sale has had advertisers pulling their money from the platform. not something twitter can afford. like so many other policies that mosque has come up with that has been put on hold. but only after the damage to twitters reputation had been done with advertisers fling and a recession looming. our starting point this week is this question. can twitter survive yolanda? ah, it really pains me to see, to say crumbling like this must clearly does not know what he's doing with. we've seen huge, huge layoffs as well as resignations over the last few weeks. and i think that's
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a testament to just quite how chaotic heal in most cases, a mosque is showing us how vulnerable spaces that we have online and truly are when they are old by billionaires for a man who made his name. making electric cars now travels on his own private jet, wants to get into space, travel and colonized. mars what's another eagle trick? but his 44000000000 dollar takeover of twitter has brought elan mosque, crashing back down to her. twitters workers had that sinking feeling when musk arrived. having fought his way into an industry in which he has 0 experience acting like he knew it all on bots, spam and fake accounts must devised a simple money making solution. charge users, any user $8.00
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a month for the blue tick that indicates the account is verified, what could possibly go wrong. what we saw immediately when this program watched was a wave of the internet doing what the internet does best, which is mocking the powers that be so easily mosque has had a whole range of fake accounts appear in the last few that have impersonated him all of which have been bought. we've also seen organizations starting to be heard way in time. the biggest thing sample of this is eli lilly, as a global pharmaceutical company, where an individual pretended to be their account, paid $8.00 to set up twitter, blame, and then said to the entire world that they would make him feel free and not knocked hundreds of millions of dollars off the shack price of the company. and that tweet stayed live on twitter with the verification mark for almost 6 hours. and it created complete chaos for customers who saw it and didn't know if it was
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real. his new verification system has caused brand, like you, i really to say we are now removing ourselves from the twitter platform and no longer advertising. and many brands are watching and seeing what's happening to you, i really and saying to themselves, this might not be the best place for us to invest our dollars right now. and the revenue business at twitter is almost solely focused. 90 plus percent on advertising revenue. it's incredibly powerful to see the speed with which brands are pulling out of one of the world's largest social media platforms. must approach to twitter is essentially chaos and brand heat chaos. me this story would be funny if feel on my sex missteps and the potential implications weren't so serious. the blue tick debacle is
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a byproduct of mosques plan, which he made clear before the takeover became official to quote, authenticate all humans. and it's like less than 24 hours for his. there's actually to start abusing a new twitter subscription plan. the problems he tried to address, act with boss spam and just information are real and have been for years. but must simple approach that money can buy you verify, overlooks the need that so many users have to post on social media without revealing their name for good reason victims, for instance, domestic abuse. he want to raise concerns about their partner will use fake names or no name at all in order to do that. whistleblowers wanting to raise concerns about big companies. and organizations might also highlight those issues through an anonymous account and getting rid of that impacts, not just them, but also many people in the developing world where ruth are retiring regimes
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crackdown and identify people he will seen is dissidence and put them in prison. take saudi arabia as a, as an example, when the saudi government managed to infiltrate the headquarters of twitter and extract personal information of saudi dissidence that we're using with their anonymously. many of them where we're really disappeared in jail that i'm in the pan. he is a saudi activist who, because of the twitter infiltration or spy operation was unmasked. then he was sentenced for 20 years, simply because he was tweeting and expressing himself online. anonymity is incredibly important for marginalized people online. and if twitter were to lose that, it would be a huge blow to freedom of expression and the traditional role that twitter has played in the internet ecosystem. twitter is actually been one of the greatest
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advocates historically for the right anonymity online. although one of my 1st actions when he took power, there was the fire, the woman who led that effort, ah, she was not alone. musk laid off, half of twitters workforce, roughly 4000 people. he told those who remained that to keep their jobs, they would have to opt in to long hours and hard core working missions. when not enough, did he closed the company's offices, locking his stafford re rain so far a billionaire deal on mark and twitter as unleashed a wave of gloom all throughout the company. among those already fired twitters human rights specialists. it's a i f extreme. content moderators who spot and scrub toxic and dangerous content. so we contacted the companies press offs. what's left and mosque him, somebody tweaking him this question. how do you expect twitter to shield users from
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hate speech and disinformation, which the block form already struggles with. when all you have left is a skeleton status, we're still waiting for musk to reply. e on last has sad from the beginning that he wants to her miss and disinformation. and he really wants to focus on the content moderation and keeping twitter a healthy place. but he has gotten rid of many of those employees and it's hard to envision a world in which twitter can continue to do a great job. when there are only $3500.00 employees left at the company. and there are over a 1000000000 tweets that are going out in a day for the majority of users of twitter who are outside of the u. s. we have been always struggling with the lack of resources that would enable twitter and
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other social media platforms to moderate content. a nun english languages in a speedy and critical manner, hate speech, gender based violence, dis, information, influence operations, smear campaigns. all of those have been happening at an increasing speed on switzer . and so the fact that he just went ahead and even cut down on already stressed sas races, big, big red red flags about the future of the plot of the platform. o, twitter is far from the only tech company facing tough times. the entire sector is headed for a downturn, and the billionaires behind big taxes are shaving costs. mark zuckerberg and meta have laid off $11000.00 employees. amazon owned by jeff bezos. another 10 fast multiple, other platforms from delivery companies to payment services are doing the same. but
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most of them are trimming their workforces, anticipating a recession. what ellen musk is doing is different. having spent $44000000000.00 on a company, he said, was already threatened with going bankrupt. he has since gutted twitter may not survive with there was a very critical public space for many activists. so this, the 2011 arabs uprising and before that during the run revolution for the black life matter for palestinian, for many, many communities that have been historically silent. these platforms are extremely spaces for them to organize, share information, to document human rights abuses. so it's really sad to see it's falling apart like this. there is a reason why twitter is the chosen platform for world leaders, presidents for the news media. there is no other tool that is real time that is
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this relevant. and so it's scary to watch you on my come in and potentially, you know, ruined the company for people around the world who rely on that. there would be a massive whole, not just in the social media ecosystem but in the world. and it is devastating to watch. i with the close of cop $27.00 in egypt, another climate summit has come and gone. but as we reported last week, tangible science of progress are difficult to detect. what with promises of meaningful action repeatedly getting broken. journalists covering climate change, especially those whose beat includes on the ground reporting, working difficult conditions, some of which can be deadly. we spoke with 2 journalists, a brazilian reporter, based on the edge of the amazon and a british editor in london, on the challenges that all climate reporters face, regardless of where they are,
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how to deal with such a complicated and at times depressing topic and bring it home to water. ready me, bob brown, funding mean main mm me i it is kind of unusual beat if you like to be covering as a journalist climate change. you have to be pretty robust and resilient because you're just relentlessly every day dealing with a profoundly difficult topic that always fills
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you mean different awesome we so there are some parallels. i think with kind of war cross on them, sometimes it fails. hugely unjust, unfair. those extremes as those violent, sometimes those profound sadness and, and frustration. you know, all of the elements that would go into covering, you know, a conflict to a war. you see playing out all the time with climate change. i'm leo hickman, the editor, all call them brief, which is a special website based in the u. k, which focuses on climate change to call them brief with lawrence about 10 years ago . and that the origin also founding mission was to try and be a counterpoint of rebuttal to some of the poorly informed media coverage around climate change. specifically climate science. we recently publish a weeklong series of articles focusing in on this,
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the very hot topic of what is called lawson damage. that's a kind of fundamental injustice with climate change. it is affecting the poor people on the planet who are least responsible for climate change. and as long beach does idea that should be some reparations, or actually compensation from the rich countries to the poor countries for the damages being coal. and it's very, very fraught and, and difficult debate to comrey published a big series of asked was really examining and explaining this concept of loss and damage. people had long known about this term and sort of really wanted this in depth analysis and explanation of it. oh, yeah, me, i personally been going to say that title, so it's all gonna be the most complicated chapters negotiations in human history or
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the world countries have to come together to deal with a fundamental existential crisis like climate change. there's nothing to compare and or even a world war in terms of the complexity of how humanity comes together to deal with this. and there is a sense of deja vu the same. you see the same negotiations, the same dynamics going on, and you do have good days where you feel there's hope and the progress. but you also have pretty good not a bad days where you think wow, this latest bit of science is pretty profoundly bad. knees and you because the politicians and look at their respond to think there is a big mismatch here. we're already seeing pretty profound impacts of climate change around the world. this year seemed an extraordinary range of reco breaking extreme weather events from floods and jerry pick heat waves and pakistan and india
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huge, huge profound. he wave in china. so one in the u. k. wildfires in the in the us it's just been an endless list. not so different to what it was even 510 years ago from when i was covering that you're dealing with a fundamentally depressing and difficult topic for humanity. i don't think i've ever even truly started to be honest about what the impact on this kind of relentlessly difficult and depressing subject is, is actually having on the journalists who are trying to relay that to their audience and install it easy. last concert, you log into pretty much for you and also this is how you get thank you so much for being a few busses. football songs, if you believe to the eyes, the way it will almost stamped with a start, the police will say the visual feels good. the very my jason. last
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and finally women with their hair out protesters with fists in the air school children defying authority. those are just some of the images of resistance coming out of iran. it's been 2 months now since the death in police custody of masa armine, a 22 year old, arrested for the crime, allegedly of not wearing her head scarf property in a country where the mainstream media and the internet are strictly controlled. iranians are still getting the word out on social media and some are using their art to tell us story. the authorities would rather go on, told. we'll leave now with some examples of their work. and was the next time here at the listening ah
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