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intolerable gang violence was forgotten. even the drug traffickers had apparently declared a truce for the game. ah, football is a passion in ecuador, the king of sports, but it's much more that national team is one of the youngest playing in the world cup, and is made up almost entirely of black co dorians from very poor neighborhoods. they're becoming role models for many other young ecuadorian who are too often tempted to resort to drug trafficking and crime. i mean about my guy telling me that this is only the beginning that ecuador is going to keep moving forward as well. i the game has brought millions of ecuadorian together behind one game, and one dream that they hope it taken to the final of the world comp. oh, to see a newman al jazeera. why? yeah, keep ah,
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so i thought that check headlines here now to 0. the 1st woke up at the held in the middle east has kicked off and cut off the star studded opening ceremony after morgan freeman good. they theatrical performance on inclusion, while k pop superstar john cook was the musical headliner. the set to mean been hammered out, fanny, the amir of cat are welcome the world at the end of the 7. so for your stubbornness people have all origins, nationalities, religions, and beliefs will meet tearing guitar and on tv screens around the world on all the continents to participate in these incredible moments. it's a beautiful thing for people to put their differences aside to celebrate their diversity. and what unites us are the same time. when an opening match, housecat are lost to nil. to ecuador, the winds, seize the south. americans take the lead and brew pay with 3 points. 33 roll
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n a valencia scored both goals at al bate stadium. in other news, the you, in special rapids, your on human rights and me and mom is in south korea urging more be done to address the crisis in the country. tom andrews is appealing for sanctions on the agenda, which sees power in a 2021. coo folks have been counted in nepal after millions took part in a general election on sunday. many hope that a new government or bring political stability and help of the development. rising cost of living and poor job prospects are at the front of many people's lives. malaysia is facing a hung parliament for the 1st time and its political history. saturdays, tightly contested election left major parties, unable to secure enough votes to form a new government rival leaders and are scrambling to broaden their coalitions. hong kong chief executive john lee has tested positive for cove in 19, just days after meeting chinese president, teaching ping and other were leaders at a summit in thailand, he was promoting hong kong as open for business. after more than
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a year of strict pandemic rules, a spokesman says lee is now working from home. a historic deal has been struck at the you ends cop 27 summit negotiators have agreed to compensate poorer nations hit hard by the impact of climate change. but many countries are leaving the meeting in egypt saying not enough progress has been made. well, those are the headlights. these continues. he had al jazeera after the listening post stage with them. so what bethany, what's going on in vladimir putin's mind right now? could this war go nuclear, this being on that front team, the golden ticket to electro victory? can americans agree on any immigration policy? is there a middle ground between 0 tolerance and open border? the quizzical look at us politics, the bottom line. what will be left of twitter by the time he long 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 poultry with
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is all over social media in iran, alabama tor 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's public square. twitter became one man's domain and it has not gone well for a long musk. the billionaire has flip flopped on policy so many times that his 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. 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
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many other policies that mosque has come up with that one's been put on hold, but only after the damage to twitters reputation had been done with advertisers fleeing and a recession looming. our starting point this week is this question. can twitter survive elan mass? ah, it really pains me to see, to say from like, this must clearly does not know what he's doing with the we've seen huge, huge layoffs as well as resignations over the last few weeks. and i think that's a testament to just quite how chaotic heal, in most cases, p ah mosque is showing us how vulnerable spaces that we have online and truly are when they are old by billionaires. mm hm. for a man who made his name,
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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 here 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 a month for the blue tech 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 even mosque has had
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a whole range of fake accounts appear in the last few weeks that have impersonating all of which is being bought. we've also seen organizations starting to be who'd way. the biggest example of this is eli lilly is a global pharmaceutical company. we're an individual pretended to be their account, paid $8.00, to set up twitter blue and then said to the entire world, they would make insulin free and not, not 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 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
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. i really am 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 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 new service actually to start abusing a new twitter subscription plan, the problems he tried to address, act twitter box spam and just information are real and have been for years. but
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must simple approach that money can buy you. verification 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 a tool 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 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 the personal information of saudi dissidence that we're using with her
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anonymously. many of them where we're really disappeared in jail. there is a pan. he is a saudi activist who, because of the twitter infiltration or spy operation was unmasked. then he was sent and 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 advocates historically for the right anonymity online. although one of my 1st actions, when he, he took power, there was to 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,
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they would have to opt in to long hours and hard core working conditions. when not enough, did he closed the company's offices, locking his staff around the free range so far a billionaire until on monday and twitter as on waste away on whom all throughout the company among those already fired twitters human rights specialists. it's a i, ethics, team, content moderators, who spot and scrub toxic and dangerous content. so we contacted the companies press office, what's left and must himself tweeting him. this question, how do you expect twitter to users from hate speech and disinformation, which the platform already struggles with when all you have left is a skeleton status. we're still waiting for mosque to reply. you know, i last has sad from the beginning that he wants to curb misunderstand formation,
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and he really wants to focus on the content moderation and keeping twitter 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 switzer and other social media platforms to moderate content in none english languages in a speedy and critical manner. hate speech, gender based violence that this information influenced operations. smear campaigns, all of those have been happening at an increasing speed on switzer. and so the fact
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that he just went ahead and even cut down on already stressed raises the big, big red red flags about the future of the plot of the platform. oh, twitter is far from the only tech companies facing tough times. the entire sector is headed for a downtime. and the billionaires behind big tech are shading cars. marks dr. berg and meta have laid off $11000.00 employees. amazon owned by jeff bezos and the 10000 multiple other platforms from delivery companies to payment services are doing the same. but most of them are trimming their workforces, anticipating a recession. what eli mosque is doing is different. having spent $44000000000.00 on a company, he said, was already threatened with going bankrupt. he has since got it. twitter may not survive with there was
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a very critical public space for many activists. so this the 2011 era uprising. and before that, during the run revolution for the black life matter for palestinian, for many, many communities that have been historically silence, these platforms are extremely within spaces for them to organize, to 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 this relevant. and so it's scary to watch, you must come in and potentially, you know, ruin the company for people around the world who rely on their there would be a massive whole not just in the social media ecosystem but in the world. and it is
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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, how to deal with such a complicated and at times depressing topic and bring it home to water in lieu was drown wanting remain. mm
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mm. 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 a bit one step forward to step back on a good day to step forward, one step as respectable. most pop jong i used was doctors which was much common to former fuckers stages of 1000 and you still feel me think home business business. wonderful. when you come in the last one i'll use this,
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the list that is going on because it's a good on isn't that is a come on to get on with this much and so now or cow open that it's those to think causes us a lot. so we all know mommy home, but events are going to going to present that. you got a legend, guys, when they thought it should on the war model is used on the floor. cars on the margin, which is indigenous edge for jeb bush, they'll keep their stuff in the mail much thought and bucket bunch you know, much better. but as a female, they're looking simply to same bad daughter. if they bought that most people to start the way it was, was difficult and was gentle and possibly managing my father just by you just give us a form to live in dodge with
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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. the brief with lawrence about 10 years ago and the origin also founding mission was to try and be a counterpoint, a rebuttal to some of the poorly informed media coverage around climate change. specifically climate science. we recently publish a weeklong theories of articles focusing in on this, the very hot topic of what is called lawson damage. but there is 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 they long been decide, dear, that should be some reparations,
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or actually compensation from the richer 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 lawson damage. people had long known about this term and sort of really wanted this in depth analysis and explanation of it. oh, yeah, me personally been going to say that title, so it's all gonna be the most complicated set of negotiations in human history or the world countries have to come together to deal with a fundamental existential crisis like climate change. there's nothing to compare and 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,
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the same dynamics going on, and you do have good days where you feel that hope and the progress. but you also have pretty con, not a bad days where you think wow, this lated bit of science is pretty profoundly bad. knees and you look at the politician and look at their response 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 epic heat waves in pakistan and india. 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 feel different 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
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ever even truly started to be honest about what the impact on this kind of relentlessly difficult and depressing subject is, is actually having all the journalists who are trying to relay that to their audience. and you don't even know about concert. you lost those into play much and also this is how use good. thank you so much. just to talk to somebody about cameras. see buses for blood. it's still the same way a to start the police say go visit their fees with my jason austin. 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,
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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 will leave now with some examples of their work. and was the next time here at the listening, ah
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cruise . many of us living with the effects of ecological breakdown. so what would be stories in which technology hopefully promised of salvation for the planet 1000000000 as big tech and an unwavering faith in innovation. alleyway investigates where the techno optimism is helping or hindering the fight against climate change in destruction. self delusion. it is,
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