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that's what the trump candidate said after he met with a severe critic. mitt romney. also ahead, tragedy on the rails of trains that jumped its track in india killing dozens of people and many are still trapped. we'll have a live report from new delhi. >> plus, investigating the president. south korean prosecutors say their head of state is the -- they indict two former aides and a close confidant. thanks for joining us. we're live in atlanta. welcome to our viewers in the u.s. and around the world. i'm natalie allen.
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>> i'm george howell. 5:00 a.m. on the east coast. "cnn newsroom" starts right now. donald trump would say, a huge task of staffing the trump administration is at full speed this weekend. it's all happening at trump's resort in bedminster, new jersey. some of the meetings set for sunday. the former mayor of new york and staunch trump supporter, rudy giuliani and new jersey governor, chris christie. >> he's still in there somehow. the president-elect held marathon meetings saturday as he invites president-elect mike pence, interviewed several important people for staff positions and trump and pence met with at least nine people on a wide range of tomorrow ix on public education and tax reform to trade and tax research. the two highest were with mitt romney and retired marine corps general james mat tis.
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each man spent more than an hour with trump. >> the two meetings could foreshadow two crucial cabinet picks. >> there was one clear meeting that everybody wanted to know everything about in bedminster on saturday. that was the meeting with mitt romney. it wasn't long ago that con man and choke artist and insults were flying back and forth on the campaign trail. not anymore. for an hour and 20 minutes, mitt romney sat down with president-elect donald trump and vice president-elect mike pence. the question was raised is there a potential position for mitt romney in a trump administration. this is how mitt romney described their conversation. >> we had a far-reaching conversation with regards to the various theaters in the world where there are interests of the united states of real significance. we discussed those areas and exchanged our views on those topics. very thorough and in-depth
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discussion in the time we had. appreciated the chance to speak with the president-elect. and looked forward to the coming administration >> it's important to note that trump transition officials confirm that mitt romney is in the running for something. people have been talking about the potential for a secretary of state slot. but, again, we don't have any final answers on that. there was another very interesting meeting that happened on saturday here at as trump continues to fill out his cabinet. retired general james mattis. keeping a close eye on general matti circumstances. it went longer than any other meeting than the romney meeting and a potential pick for -- he will need a waiver to get that position because he retired in 2013. it's likely as republicans control capitol hill, that would be in the offing if he was selected. donald trump himself saying that he is, quote, the real deal and he had a great meeting. they'll keep an eye on mitt
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romney and general jamt mattis as well. no new announcements were made. but trump is happy with how the process is going. he may reveal more decisions on sunday. here's a little bit more of what he said to reporters. >> really appreciative, we're seeing tremendous talent. the people that, as i say, we will make america great again. these are really great people, really, really talented people. yes, we'll be doing this again tomorrow. >> is general up for secretary of defense? >> he's a great man. we'll hear some things tomorrow, i think. >> 15 of the positions to be filled are cabinet level jobs that require senate confirmation. white house staff positions are straightforward appointments that do not need congressional
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approval. in washington, d.c., a scuffle broke out saturday among hundreds of anti-trump protesters and white nationalists. an ugly scene there. these protesters just outside the building blocks from the white house. inside a white nationalist group was celebrating donald trump's election win. tempers then suddenly flared when one of the white nationalists came outside with a video camera. he took a gash to the forehead. two protesters were handcuffed by police. in northern india, a train derailment killed at least 107 people. >> they're scouring the wreckage for survivors. an official earlier told an affiliate there, up to 70 people could still be trapped in the railcars. over 150 passengers were
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reportedly injured, more than 40 of them seriously. >> very serious situation there. let's bring in our bureau chief there in new delhi. ravi agorawal. some of the cars tend to be more packed than others. >> reporter: that's right, george. a lot of the different types of compartments. first class, second class. the general compartments usually go packed because they're cheaper. sometimes you don't need reservations. sometimes you can just get on, sometimes without paying. officials we have spoken to say they have the names and numbers in the higher classes. the general compartments, there's been confusion as to how many people are on the trains. that's part of the problem with the rescue operation or one of many problems i would say.
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remember, this is a train with sleeper berths. people lie flat and go to sleep. then, when the train derailed, most of the coaches, the carriages were just sort of thrown off the tracks. some of them flipped over on their sides, you can see the images on your screen and it has been a race against time to try and get any survivors from the wreckage. the last person we spoke with at the railway authority said that they've already -- some of the rescue teams have already left the scene. they're looking at just another hour or two within which to try and save more lives. george? >> when you talked about transportation in india, india has some of the most extensive transportation infrastructure in world. infrastructure, transportation, it is a concern among officials
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there. i just think back months ago to the overpass collapse that happened. ravi, it's very early in this situation here, but is there any indication or suggestion as to what might have been behind this? >> reporter: no, there is no sense from the government or the railways yet as to what exactly happened. all we know so far is that it was a foggy night. it was pitch dark as we know since it was 3:00 a.m. a few eyewitnesses say there was a couple of jerks along the way to the point at which the trail derailed. there's no suggestion to say that was the reason why it later derailed. we don't know right now. it's an all hands-on deck for the -- train crashes in india are not uncommon. they have five or six every year. that's because this is a vast network that crisscrosses the world's biggest democracy. large tracks, crisscrossing
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through rural parts of india which are not well-serviced in terms of basic infrastructure and basic rescue operations. had she is tragedies happen, they could be more disastrous than in a developed country. it's certainly a problem that the government has talked about upgrades for decades. again, you know, this is a very old railway system. it's a colonial era system. 1.3 million people work in the railways and the railways are still overwhelmed. hundreds of millions of people use it. billions of passengers a year. when you put all of that together, it's an overwhelmed system. what we've seen today is simt matic of that stress. >> bureau chief ravi agrawal for us in new delhi. we'll stay in touch to learn more. prosecutors are investigatesing south korean president in the corruption
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scandal that has engulfed her presidency. her informal adviser and two former aides were indicted wednesday. we're joined live from seoul. was this step expected there, paula? >> reporter: natalie, i don't think it was expected today. the fact that prosecutors have now announced that the president here is effectively being investigated as a suspect. she was expected to be questioned as a witness into this corruption scandal which has gripped the entire country. but certainly it is a very significant development that she is now being considered by prosecutors as a suspect. they've found evidence that she did conspire with her former confidant and two former aides, as you say or three were indicted sunday on charges such as fraud, abuse of power and coercion. we have heard a response from the blue house, they reject this announcement by prosecutors
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saying that it effectively sound as though president park committed a serious crime. that's simply not true, they say. they don't believe that this is a politically mutual investigation. they also say that there seems to be based on imagination and speculation rather than fact. they are pushing back against this announcement. of course, it will fuel the anger of hundreds of thousands of people who have been on the streets over recent weeks aulg for president park to resign. >> they were going to interview her as a witness. now that has changed. do we have any idea how long this might take? these people have been in the street quite a long time, haven't they? >> it's not clear at this point. absolutely. it's very difficult to say. i mean, certainly prosecutors still want to speak to president park gun high. they hoped to talk to her last week. but they still have to find a
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location and a timing for that. of course, now this announcement from the blue house raises the question as to whether or not sheila lou herself to be questioned by prosecutors saying they don't believe that this particular investigation has been fair. they believe it's politically motivated. we've heard from opposition leaders that they're calling for her resignation. they may actually start the process of impeachment. that's supported by a lot of people in this area. that's the lowest it's ever been for any president much south korea. natalie? >> paula hancocks in seoul, south korea. we'll continue to talk with you about this. the president of the united states and other pacific rim leaders will soon start another day of talks at the asia-pacific cooperation summit happening in peru. >> barack obama met with chinese president saturday and talked to an audience of young people
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about democracy, trade and donald trump. athena jones is traveling with president. >> this last foreign trip by president obama has been very much focused on reassuring world leaders that the u.s. is going to remain engaged in the world that, it will continue to uphold long-standing alliances for instance the nato alliance, something that he's stressed on both sides of the atlantic. president obama telling latin american leaders that he doesn't expect the relationship between the u.s. and latin america to change drastically under a trump presidency. also acknowledging there dock some tensions in certain areas, areas like trade. we've seen president-elect trump exhibit skepticism towards trade deals in the works and other deals. what to tell the world. leaders and the citizens of the world to give a president trump a chance.
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>> i think it will be important for everybody around the world to not make immediate judgments, but give this new president-elect a chance, to put their team together, to examine the issues, to determine what their policies will be because, as i've always said, how you campaign isn't always the same as how you govern. >> the president offering reassuring words to world leaders and to the citizens of the world about a trump presidency. but i should add both in europe and here in peru, he offered a few warnings. in berlin he warned about a crude nationalism. an us versus them way of thinking. he echoed those same things today in peru saying that people around the world, leelders and populations of all the countries in the world should resist to define themselves by race, tribe, skin color or birthplace.
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this us versus them way of thinking that he believes could be detrimental to governing. he said instead that people should be proud of their identity but see what they have in common with people that don't look like them so they can work together to solve problems. that appeared to be a reference to some concerns you saw of trump's campaign. people who are concerned with how he may govern. difficult conversations for the president to have on this last foreign trip and confronting world leaders, talking about an election that did not turn out the way the white house expected it would. athena jones. one thing that the u.s. president-elect will have to weigh in on, the situation in eastern aleppo, syria. a quarter million people there trapped. they're under attack and now they don't have a single hospital operating at full capacity. we'll have that story as "cnn newsroom" continues. ♪ p is for privileges. o is for ordinarily i wouldn't.
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in eastern aleppo syria. activists say almost 300 people have been killed in only the past five consecutive days of heavy government air strikes. a quarter million trapped there do not have a single hospital operating at full capacity. >> they demand that syria stop bombing medical centers in that
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besieged city. will ripley has more from the city. many of the images in his report are disturbing. we do warn you. >> reporter: just when they thought it couldn't get any worse, one of east aleppo's major hospitals takes a direct hit. moments after the blast, a thick cloud of white dust making bloody patients look like plaster mannequins and they were the ones who survived. no one go upstairs, he says. go down. there are aren't any patients left. upstairs in an apocalyptic scene. the intensive care unit devastated. it was full of patients, many just transferred from hospitals hit hours earlier. choking dust makes it nearly impossible to breathe. patients who can walk escaped to the relative safety of the lower floors. activists say many people are afraid to even go to the hospitals. basements are becoming makeshift
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triage centers. although the syrian regime's bunker busters designed to pierce through bomb shelters mean nowhere is safe. each in war-torn east a lep open, many say they've never experienced bombing like this. hundreds of air strikes and thousands of artillery rounds fired on saturday alone. at one destroyed building, rescuers drill and dig frantically trying to save a little girl trapped underneath what used to be her home. they find her silent, clutching her blanket, in shock. seconds after pulling her out, they must run for cover. the planes and the bochls are coming back. will ripley, cnn, istanbul. follow the story live this hour, cnn live from amman,
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jordan. thanks for being with us. talking about the story that will just reported and the details you've been following. we've been talking for days about hospitals, schools that have been targeted an now another hospital with patients marked for death. >> it is unimaginable, george. these hospitals that we have seen targeted over and over again with this renewed bombardment of eastern is aleppo that began last tuesday. at least four hospitals were hit, two surgical hospitals an the only specialized children's hospital in eastern aleppo. if you look at the figures from the past few days, unimaginable, staggering figures when you're talking about nearly a thousands people wuned. some if various serious conditions. this is not app isolated incident. according to watchdog groups over the past yeerks we believe
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that there's a systematic targeting of medical facility. more than 130 hospitals across the country have been targeted so far this year. when this comes to eastern aleppo, the sector already struggling to cope with the siege, the shear nup of people that have to come into the facilities on a daily basis, there have been 30 separate attacks, that have targeted these medical facilities only since july since the siege explained. only doctors without borders saying that the house sector in that city in the besieged areas has been on its name. it's unclear how much longer it can function if the bombs do not stop. at this point there's been no sign of the bombings stopping
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any time soon. >> there was something i believe in our story about principle that they were wanting the rebels to accept to try to work something out to stop the bombings. i'm sorry, natalie. could you repeat that question please. >> is there something in the works to try and stop the bombings between the rebels and the government, the regime? >> well, we've heard this from the united nations natalie. they have said on friday, i believe, the u.n. said that they do have a humanitarian proposal for aleppo to try and stop the fighting. to try and get aid into eastern aleppo. that has been critical because know we've heard the warnings that eastern aleppo is not only doing this bottom boredment cam tan, it's also starvation of the siege. they say the u.n. has been working with the different parties involved whether the
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russians or the rebel group to try and find a humanitarian pause, to bring and get aid into the city. the last thing we heard from u.n. officials on friday, they said that they have some sort of an agreement from the rebel group but they're still waiting for the green light from the russians and the syrian regime. this is something, of course, everyone had keep an eye on today. from the united nations, we expect some sort of talks between the syrian regime and the united nations. we have seen this in the past, natalie. all these talks and agreements have failed in the past. even during cease fires in the past. the united nations did not have enough guarantees to be able to get this desperately needed aid into eastern aleppo. so it is a very grim situation for the quarter of a million people living in the besieged part of aleppo. >> thank you from amman jordan. thank you for the reporting. we'll stay in touch with you.
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iraqi a pair of military forces are fighting to take a key isis stronghold west of mosul. shia led fighters called mobilization units or pmu's are advancing towards the city. the predominantly sunni population is concerned about the risk of sectarian violence if they enter the city. they promised that only the iraqi army and national police would enter mosul when the campaign to free the city began in october. four officers died when a helicopter crashed during a shootout in rio de janeiro on saturday. firefighters would be seen struggling pulling the victims from the wreckage. a chopper went down at city of god where police and criminal gangs were locked in a gunfire exchange. the cause of the crash is under investigation. pope francis is parking the end of the jubilee gear.
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the year-long event began with the ceremonial opening of the st. peter's basilica. >> the right is reversed. pope francis closed the holy door at the beginning of the mass at the vatican. he's celebrating with 17 new card dalles inducted on saturday. it includes three from africa, two from asia and one from the middle east. a look at donald trump's cabinet and what they may be telling us about the kind of administration he will support. plus, facebook ceo mark zuckerberg. a growing problem online. the spread of fake news stories. what he had to say later this hour. we're live from atlanta, broadcasting from the united states and around the world at this hour. this is "cnn newsroom." no way. nada. really? dish issues? throw it all in. cascade platinum powers through... your toughest stuck-on food.
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welcome back to our viewers here in the u.s. and around the world. you're watching "cnn newsroom" live from atlanta. i'm natalie allen. >> i'm george howell with the headlines we're following this hour. u.s. president-elect donald trump will push ahead on sunday to fill his administration. among scheduled meetings. the former mayor of new york, rudy giuliani and the governor of new jersey, chris christie. saturday, donald trump made with retired general james mattis and mitt romney. no word on if either man was offered a cabinet post. a train derailment in northern india killed at least 107 people. rescuers scrambling to pull victims from the wreck. it happened early sunday morning. the number of cash umts may rise.
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prosecutors say they are investigating the president of south korea. park geun-hye as a suspect in a massive corruption scandal. her close friend and two frmer aides have been indicted. but the president cannot be charged while she's in office under the south korean constitution. voting has begun in france. among seven candidates for the conservative party in the presidential race there. french voters are casting ballots to choose a center right candidate who will run in particular against far right leader in next year's election. former prime minister is considered a front-runner while the race is tightening. the top transition team has been in high gear for more jobs in the administration. >> our colleague victor blackwell looks at the positions already announced and what they may tell about an incoming presidency. >> when it comes to washington, d.c., it is time to drain the
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damn swamp. >> it was a rally crowd favorite in the last days of the campaign. president-elect donald trump's promise to get rid of washington insiders. but as he staffs his white house and top positions, many of the picks are part of the so-called establishment and so far they're also all white men. and some of the choices are receiving major resistance. >> this is someone who ran a campaign on hatred and bigotry, who has since he has been elected chosen some of the most dangerous people possible to staff his white house with. >> the most recent pick, alabama senator jeff sessions. if confirmed, he will serve as attorney general. in 1986 the then u.s. attorney's nomination to a federal judgeship was defeated over claims he made racially charged remarks about blacks and referred to a white lawyer as a race trader. >> i am not a racist, i am not
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insensitive to blacks. i supported civil rights activity in my state. i have done my job with integrity, equality and fairness for all. >> the former prosecutor opposed immigration reform and bipartisan proposals to cut mandatory minimum sentences. he's called civil rights groups un-american and communist inspired. criticizing the voting right -- in southern states. he said he was fine with the kkk until he found out they smoked pot. sessions later dismissed that remark as a joke. kansas representative is -- he will also need senate confirmation. elected to congress in 2010, he was a tea party favorite and one of the lead republicans investigating the 2012 benghazi attack. he was a sharp critic of hillary clinton's leadership as secretary of states. the third term congressman has been accused of being
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anti-muslim. during his run for congress in 2010, he personally apologized after his campaign tweeted a link to a blog that referred to his indian american rival as a turban topper and president obama as an evil muslim communist usurper. pompeii owe called the posting a mistake. for his top adviser, president-elect turned to retired general michael flynn. he's an outspoken critic of president obama and was forced out of the top intelligence job in 2014 for his combative style. flynn has tweeted a series of statements calling fear of muslims rational. in august he compared islam to cancer. >> islam is a political ideology. it definitely hides behind this notion of it being a religion. i don't see a lot of people screaming jesus christ with hatchets or machetes or rifles shooting up clubs or hatcheting literally axing families on a
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train. it's like cancer. it's like a malignant cancer in this case and has metastasized. >> then there's steve bannon, trump's chief strategist. was in the u.s. navy, investment banker for goldman sachs and once a hollywood investor. he's made it his mission to take down the republican party establishment. >> we need to blp slap the republican party and if we have to, we'll take it over. >> he's the owner of breitbart news. the site has a history of inflammatory headlines like wave of faith hate crimes sweeps social media and cry babies march by thousands nationwide. another one, bill crystal, republican spoiler, renegade jew. birth control makes women unattractive and crazy. finally, the chairman of the republican national committee, reince priebus who will be the
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president-elect's chief of staff. while a mainstream pick that many find encourage. one finds priebus will make it more difficult, not less to achieve the change that people voted for. victor blackwell, cnn, atlanta. for international take on the trump transition, let's bring in jacob car key lis, the assistant head of america's program at the london-based think tank, focused on international affairs. let's chat just a bit about the list of possible candidates that our colleague victor blackwell just listed out for us. we're talking about mr. flynn, sessions and steve bannon. bannon even quoted as saying in an article that darkness is good. from darth vader to dick cheney and satan pointing out it only helps us when they, the liberals get it wrong when they're blind to who we are and what we're doing. your read on those choices.
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>> i think what trump has done in the first week -- the first selection of choices is to sofrt stakeout the far end of his negotiating position. he's put the people most loyal to him on the political edges and seeing what the reaction will be. given the resistance, i wouldn't be surprised if he next announces the more moderate picks. i think that's what the meeting with romney is about. i think what he's trying do is determine what sort of space he has from the republicans in congress, particularly to nominate the people who are maybe most far down the line of the extremity of his choices. >> it's still not clear but widely reported that mitt romney could very well be being looked at as a possible candidate for secretary of state. that is a role that mitt romney has indicated before that he would want to take in any type of administration, but what could a mitt romney pick bring to the trump administration?
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>> i think a romney pick would immediately go some way toward assuaging a lot of the fears in europe and asia and elsewhere have about a romney. his opinions on nato, russia, where the u.s. has been engaged globally are much more conventional. i think he would bring with him the more experience. romney did take the job of preparing for preparing for the presidency in 2012 very seriously and his foreign policy team is well-stocked. >> as the trump transition continues, i'd like to also just get your read on how viewers -- how people -- we just lost jacob. that happens when you bring in satellites and computers. we have jacob back? jacob, you're right back. there you are. you disappeared, now you're back. >> the question that i had posed to you. how are people viewing this trump transition. you know, i was looking back at a previous transition.
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several. the storyline is similar. that transitions can be chaotic. it's not working so smoothly. this is not an uncommon storyline. how are people viewing the trump transition as he goes through the process of picking these different candidates. >> it's interesting. if you look at a timeline of transition picks. for previous administration that is have come in, the actual timing of the announcement is much quicker this time. but i think there's a lot more uncertainty precisely because trump's transition was morrow pak, there's a broader range of people. he's willing to consider bannon who wouldn't have been near the administration. i think that results in a lot of penal being nervous about the kinds of people he might pick and, of course, he tends to set up opposite or alternate centers of influence within the
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administrations that he runs. in his business career for dpam example. if you look at bannon and priebus, i wouldn't be surprised if you ended up with flynn as national security adviser and someone more moderate and establishment focused, the secretary of state competing for influence. that in itself creates a dynamic of uncertainty. >> the dynamic of competition within the trump inner circle. live for us from london. thank you for your insight. we'll stay in touch with you. this is a real challenge for journalists covering this story and many stories. we vet our facts and make sure they're accurate before we share them with viewers. there are many organizations that don't really have to do that, i guess. the challenge for many people. what do you do when you can't tell fact from fiction? how fact news has impacted the u.s. presidential candidates. that's next. derek van dam joins us to
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fake news has been a growing problem on the internet and many people are convinced it played a factor in the u.s. election. facebook has taken a lot of criticism for not filtering the content on its website. it's ceo, mark zuckerberg addressed the issue at the apex summit in peru. >> we can work to give people a voice. but we also need to do our part to stop the spread of hate and violence and misinformation. >> our brian stelter takes a closer look at the fake news epidemic and what can be done
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about it. >> did the spread of fake news on the web help elect donald trump? we may never know for sure. reeve searchers are are asking the question because it's polluting the time lines and twitter streams. this cesspool of nonsense. >> bogus stories. >> getting worse. >> even president obama is raising the alarm. >> if we are not serious about facts and what's true and what's not, then we have problems. >> these problems are not brand new, but they're becoming more prevalent. here's an example. a story claiming a protester was paid $3500 to make trouble at a trump rally. this went viral during the campaign. it looked like an abc news story. the url reveals it's a fake registered to a domain in columbia. it was a hoax which tricked
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kellyanne conway and trump's son eric who shared it on twitter. >> we have an epidemic of false information racing around use social networks as the accelerator. >> the pope endorsing trump, fake. fox's megyn kelly fired for back hillary clinton, fake imt linked to crime by anthony weiner. >> fake. that was tweeted by michael flynn. trump's pick for national security adviser. staffers at social media giants are doing some soul searching. though zuckerberg says trump's election was not his fault. >> personally, i think the idea that fake news on facebook of which it's a very small amount of the content, influence the election in any way, i think, is a pretty crazy idea. >> others disagree. these fake sites are easy to set
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up and profitable for the creators. >> every time we click and share, they make more money. >> now they're banning fake sites from making money off their ad networks. it's a first effort to choke off some of the revenue. the bigger challenge, providing more b.s. detection tools without threatening free speech. >> suddenly, they have these, i think, societal duties to help us not be be faked out all the time. yet, i don't want the terms of service of one or two or three companies to have more influence than the first amendment. >> the root problem is that some people want to believe the lies. that's why the responsibility isn't just facebook or google or twitter's. we all have to get a little smarter about what we share. >> we have to be relentlessly skeptical of absolutely everything. we have to go outside of our
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personal comfort zones and read and watch and listen to the things that are bound to make our blood boil. >> brian stelter, cnn, new york. check the source. >> you think about it. there are a lot of journalists and some risking their lives to go out and bring us facts. >> exactly. >> it's frustrating when people are flooded with that. there's news, fake news and parody. that's what we have again on snl. >> alec bald rinulldwin reprise role as donald trump on "saturday night live." l is for layers of luxury. a is for alll the way back. r is for read my mind. and i... can't see a thing.
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>> but sheep, by the way and their shepherd. they were lost amongst a snowstorm in northwestern china. they pulled out the heavy artillery to come and dig a 750-kilometer trek. >> incredible. >> they saved 160,000 sheep and the shepherds. i thought this deserves some respect, right? >> absolutely. >> let's show the people and the masses how they saved the sheep. good on them. everybody is safe. i told you, this is going to be a real cold weather broadcast. you got to see what is happening across parts of russia. parts of china. you see that cold air. that is centered across the region. they're closing school districts because temperatures are 35 degrees below where they should be this time of year. the complete opposite is happening across the poles. this is quite a difference. the shading of purple, that's russia. of the shades of red, that's the
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north pole and unfortunately, this is being associated, the warm temperatures there, with a significant reduction in sea ice. this is alarming scientists because of its significant amounts compared to last year at this time. not only in the arctic but in the antarctic. on both sides of the poles we're seeing this huge reduction in sea ice. this has major consequences on the world's weather patterns as well. you're looking at the lowest year since 2012. no surprise it's continuing to lose ice. it's really the antarctic that they're starting to see the ice reversal and proving so many things to scientists that a lot of people believe that climate change wasn't happening, there are a lot of skeptics out there because they saw an increase in ice in the antarctic. that's been proven wrong. here's the arctic sea ice and why it's important. small changes in the effects of
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the weather pattern. i warned you this would be a cold forecast. did you see this coming out of the michigan/indiana game at the big house in ann arbor. they decided they'd do snow angels after the end of the game. they had snow to wrap up that football game. they did win, natalie. cold blast of air across the state. >> you're okay with that? >> i'm okay with that and i like michigan. >> figured me out. >> thanks, derek. for the first time since the u.s. election, alec baldwin is back on "saturday night live" as president-elect donald trump. vice president-elect mike pence showed up. >> baldwin as trump braud up pence's -- pence reportedly was booed and the cast of hamilton urged him to work on behalf of all americans. listen. >> hello, sir.
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i heard you went to see hamilton. how was that? >> it was good. i got a free lecture. >> heard they booed you. >> absolutely. >> i love you, mike. >> let's move on to obamacare. 20 million people use it. sounds crazy. but a lot of them like it. >> let's keep it. >> sir, being president is not going to be easy. but we'll get through it if we work hard together. >> thank you, mike. oh, and mike, you're going to do everything, right? >> yes, sir. >> and it goes on and on. that's all for us this hour. thanks for watching. i'm natalie allen. >> i'm george howell. for our viewers in the united states, "new day" is next. for our other viewers, live with lisa ling is next. this is cnn, the world's news lieder.
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