the u.s. state of alabama looks into whether a pro democratic party operation involving thousands of fake russian bazza violated campaign laws and last year's election result. syrian forces entered the northern city of them on beach at the request of civilians and kurds in the area amid fears of a turkish offensive. in france plans to expand its a riot control arsenal despite a number of serious injuries among the yellow best protesters caused by rubber bullets.
are broadcasting live direct from our studios in moscow this is r.t. international i'm john thomas certainly glad to have you with us the attorney general of alabama is looking into a decision from ation campaign in the run up to last year's state election the operation involved more than a thousand fake russian language twitter accounts designed to appear as if they were backing the republican candidate the information is concerning the impact it had on the election is something that's significant for us to explore and we'll go from there those behind the alabama scheme were meant to be tracking fake russian accounts but as our team in the comments they in fact created their own. some of the activity pointed to as alleged russian meddling in the united states was actually being carried out by the cyber security form new knowledge that this new knowledge outfit was carrying out activity designed to look like russian meddling in order to hurt roy moore the republican candidate democrat jones who won the race
against roy moore he has come forward and said he supports a federal investigation into these new revelations i'd like to see the federal election commission and the justice department look at these to see if there were any laws being violated and if they would prosecute those responsible linked in's co-founder reid hoffman has come forward and actually apologized to the republican candidate roy moore for the fact that he contributed money to an outfit that apparently worked to discredit roy moore during the election hofmann contributed seven hundred fifty thousand dollars to american engagement technologies of which one hundred thousand dollars went to a cyber security firm known as new knowledge and now new knowledge during the election created over a thousand russian language accounts on twitter and then had those accounts follow roy more this created than the impression that roy moore was getting russian support it's no surprise that trump a supporting more they both have a deep love of country the country's russia but still rock critic of good question
by jews for you know it's pretty alarming when a guy is slips into fluent russian or speaks fluent russian and it's russian it's everywhere year later it's moving closer to the oval office new knowledge is tied to hamilton sixty eight which is a web site that apparently purports to be tracking the activity of russian bots and trolls on the internet and apparently new knowledge this entity tied with hamilton sixty eight which is widely quoted in u.s. mainstream media the new york times the washington post c.n.n. and other outlets turn to hamilton sixty eight which works with new knowledge in order to report on the activity of russian trolls and bots.
dan apparently has not chosen to run with this story the revelations were revealed they came out they became public on december nineteenth but it was only on december twenty seventh that c.n.n. chose to report on this this information and they only did so after there had been some outcry the daily caller and others had written articles about cnn's ignoring of this story and their reporting on it was very short now we've reached out to c.n.n. to see why they haven't jumped on this story and we are waiting for a response now at this point the twenty seventeen senate scheme just surfaced last week so we're waiting to see what else will surface. john william a loud and former
republican member of the missouri senate told us the case reflects a deep cynicism in u.s. politics this is a cynical as it's politics could possibly get you have the democratic party that is say that is running all these voter registration drives and every vote counts and they want to get more and more people out to vote and then at the same time they're taking these new and low information voters and trying to trick them into voting against their own self interest this is a huge scandal democrats that are calling for mueller to continue to get to the bottom of this russian collusion and they were employing what appeared to be the exact same tactics in alabama so they've got egg on their faces and i don't see this fizzling out this looks like it's going to be way bigger and i suspect this is not the only place they've used this tactic it's just alabama is going after it. the syrian government says its forces have entered the northern city of money b.j.
at the request of civilians and kurdish fighters in the area the kurds are trying to strengthen the city's defenses amid fears of a turkish and sieve our middle east correspondent paul slayer has latest. what we see happening is that the conflict in the northern syrian city of monday's continues to escalate now we obvious even reports from the syrian military that they soldiers have entered the city at the request of the kurdish fighters and civilians who live there and the concern from locals is that they need assistance against a possible upcoming offensive from the turkish side we invited the syrian government which we belong to to send its armed forces to take over these positions and protect month beach and the freeze of turkish threats. yeah in response to the request of the population of. the syrian government and its armed forces announce it is sending in troops to man page however right now we are receiving reaction from the turkish side and they say that the claims from the syrian military that
they have taken control of the city of members are nothing more than psychological warfare and that the situation at this point in time remains saw some definite now all of this comes as the american president donald trump made the surprise announcement that he was withdrawing american troops from syria of course the americans have been giving a lot of support in the form of weapons and the like to the y.p. who are the syrian kurdish fighters and what we now hear happening is that what this possible upcoming turkish offensive those on the ground many locals fear and feel that they have been betrayed by the americans. over the past couple of years americans give the safety and stability for the north of syria this region and all syrian tire we are going to be the stable our people shall flee and terrorism will prevail the american withdrawal would destabilize the security we have had for a couple of years in this region. of the american withdrawal from unleashed by
donald trump was disappointing for the city as i said all men because residents are afraid that others might come to loot just as it happened during the. we want a safe situation meanwhile the russian foreign minister sergei lavrov on saturday will be meeting with his turkish counterparts to discuss the situation in the region and specifically in syria lavrov has already commented on the growing tensions and he has said that he feels that the allied forces will need to bear the brunt of the american withdrawal from syria so it seems like washington wants to shift responsibility to its coalition partners in syria and put additional financial burden on its allies in the region now as the situation continues to escalate on the ground we are bracing for potential showdown between the united states and turkey amongst others. we spoke to a security and political analyst who believes that the kurdish crisis can only be resolved with a political solution the syrian army is you know can be flexible and inflexible at
the same time it can be flexible if there is a situation that can create stability there is an agreement to morrow is a decisive day foreign minister lavrov will meet with his counterpart from from turkey it is important to see if agreement can be reached to control the situation if the syrian army is capable i think it is capable but with the backing of the russian army and the iranians to actually control the situation and create you know a certain dialogue. that turkey the kurdish problem there is a kurdish problem in the north part of syria and in the north part of it are going to affect the security in turkey and this matter would have to be resolved it can only be resolved politically that is the position of the foreign minister of russia however you know the turks would have to pay a proper price for their miscalculations by delving into syria and creating this chaos and contributing to this chaos. the french interior ministry is planning to
boost its riot control arsenal purchasing more weapons that fire rubber bullets that's despite a number of serious injuries among the yellow vest protesters caused by the non-lethal ammunition and numerous warnings from human rights groups over their use or he showed to been reports now from paris. well there are lots of dangers from these l b d forty's or more commonly known as flash for weapons that they use to launch things such as tear gas grenades sound grenades and even these rubber bullets and those can all do significant damage if they hit people in those protests people with broken bones fractured teeth bruising internal injuries we even saw a number of our crew being injured over the last few weeks of by some of the items that are being shot out of those flash balls but the injuries can be even more serious and that for some people they competed life changing around the might they
were going to come or are. going to do it. why would the french government want to pull states off still all these flash rules they can as i say launch things such as this the rubber bullets well that's largely due to the protests that we've seen in france over the last few weeks the country has been having gulf biden's violent protests for some people describing them as being who forced riots in half a century. and they've actually been some specifically into the injuries caused as a result of rubber bullets with many civil liberties groups just saying that they
shouldn't be used now a group of u.s. academics published a study in december of last year saying that fifteen percent of people who were injured by rubber bullets specifically actually ended up with permanent injuries with the majority of people knew. using the site they said three percent of those injured specifically by rubber bullets actually went on to lose their lives so the question is why is the french government still deciding to go with using the flash tools which have been proven in some cases to be deadly and still wilting to spend more than two million euros on its mission of protecting the state. common stereotypes on terrorist are being challenged by a study in the united states after nine eleven the so-called average terrorist was often portrayed as being a muslim typically of middle eastern descent with arabic as the language of choice
and they were also commonly thought to have beards but a study by a global policy think tank the rand corporation has found that the reality may be very different and they claim that the majority of terrorists recruited in the u.s. are caucasian or from african american background of the study also indicates that young males are more likely to be radicalized but said those being recruited had nothing distinctive about them the findings come in contrast to the stereotypes we are familiar with sociology professor safer dana believes this has led to some dangerous assumptions. but three of you think any. any any issue to race basically is intended primarily to result and blanket condemnation and blanket condemnation of the people of the middle east are up some muslims and all the people of the middle east was actually necessary for the for the u.s. policy in the region although it was from day one understood by most social
scientists to be based on a false premise but obviously it was setting up political strategy and the political strategy required a blanket condemnation and a mass generalization or the notion of to apply to any person coming from the region or the middle east region. to africa and southeast asia a new study that uses race as a primary body able to explain or to just default to. find out facts about crime or about terrorism is actually highly misleading let alone actually is about a basis. for people who have been killed after a tourist bus hit a roadside bomb outside cairo two tourists from vietnam died in the blast along with the two egyptians a dozen other people are injured including chinese nationals the incident happened to close to the great pyramids of giza. and so-called golden era in british
chinese relations is being put to the test again over a smart phone giant we'll tell you all about that after a short break. in a world of big part of the law and conspiracy it's time to wait to dig deeper to hit the stories that made stream media refuses to tell more than ever we need to be smarter we need to stop slamming the door on the back and shouting past each other it's time for critical thinking it's time to fight for the middle for the truth the time is now we're watching closely watching the hawks. welcome to you need additional cross talk we answer questions from you the viewers
some of the sentiment very interesting question. you know when it's got a lot of crazy things going up a lot of people you know. twitter rising and occasionally somebody pops up us. they were really insightful really it's. going to. pull them back this is r t international now the british a defense secretary has voiced concerns about a possible spying threat from chinese take a giant wall way this comes amid a confrontation between the company and the united states reports. they seemed like the best of friends one side with cash to flash the other keen to court chinese
investment you have a golden era of u.k. china relations and what about the relations between britain and china of very good issues in the past i think we've come to an understanding over. this should be an indispensable partnership. we have cemented britain's position as china's best partner in the west with the u.k. playing bragg's it really with brussels trade ties with china seem as important as ever but there's a bone of contention coming between london and beijing or rather a phone of contention we've got to look at what partners such as australia in the us doing in order to ensure that they have the maximum security of the five g. network and we've got to recognise the fact there's been recently exposed the chinese state does sometimes aren't in the maligned way while our way is one of
china's most important tech companies that the world's second largest mobile phone producer and it makes the laptops and tablets gadgets that rival apple and samsung but crucially weiwei also sells some of the communications hardware that allows mobile phone and wireless networks to operate and where the u.s. currently embroiled in a tip for tat trade war with beijing the chinese tech giant has come into the spotlight washington says it's concerned that using weiwei hardware will give beijing the ability to spy on foreign countries and exert too much control over western infrastructure by the way has raised serious concerns among u.s. officials for a potential role in cyber espionage given their reported links to china's state security services and wire way threaten the security of our networks. due to their close ties to the chinese government and now the u.s.
is pursuing well ways chief financial officer who was arrested in vancouver at washington's request to now faces extradition to the u.s. over possible violations of sanctions against iran but the case appears more than a little politicised the u.s. president suggested he might use china's tech princess as a bargaining chip with beijing if i think it's good for the country if i think it's good for what will be certainly the largest trade deal ever made which is a very important thing was good for national security i would certainly intervene if i thought it was necessary australia or new zealand have followed the u.s. is lead and banned huawei from providing tech for its five g. rollout citing security risks the u.k. has yet to follow although there are murmurs in that direction what we're witnessing is more can of security hope something it can. russia for real other berga know sees itself in
a vulnerable position where it doesn't have secure access to this particular market over the margin having talks in the back room between the american state department and the british foreign office trying to pressure raise or put leverage on the british government to come out and support the years sanctions to the tires of the harben chairman but i don't think for one second that britain following america's foreign policy to dictate to the policy that britain needs to treat true to world after approach that there's little hard evidence of why our way ever having engaged in any spying or handing over of data the company denies any ties to the chinese government beyond paying its taxes for the u.k. following washington's lead and banning way risk souring up until now fruitful friendship as well as slowing down the rollout of vital new technology for london it'll be a tough choice between wa way and the us way. two
big coin was the first massive decentralized to digital currency it created more comfortable conditions for trade and it transactions and gained wide popularity but coin enthusiastic can both told us what he expects from the cryptocurrency after its rocky ride this year. if you look at the big queen you know price bubble as you would say yeah you could say that that maybe is has happened but the user adoption merchant adoption advances in the technology of the block itself had twenty eight years actually been a really good year for big maybe again not so much for that price but if you're looking at the technological aspect of the blotchy in underlining because great year. i think that was more like mainstream media's portrayal of the big
point is like you know the get rich quick aspect of it during the bull run of twenty team but i think that's kind of segue to into the mainstream more so moving into the the interest in the technology like how does the queen's block chain work where does the price come from other than speculation the actual technological advancements so i guess for that i could think that mainstream media. i don't think it's much more of a risk than it was when a incorporate the internet into their business model what i think is it provides in credibility it may overpower any kind of security falls there's a lot of things that happened behind the scenes in banks and i think that you know a lot of end users and customers at banks would benefit from banks using open ledgers and giving that you know trust listeners specht of the try when it comes to banking. just don't put more in than you're willing to lose
and you don't have to worry too much about trading with emotional money that does it for me i'll be back with more news at the top of the hour you're watching art international's new was. when else so something seemed wrong. but all just don't hold. anything we'll get to shape out just a touch of. it in detroit because the trail. went something to find themselves worlds apart we just of the common ground. when our mind when the content of our mind. changed there are fees ico
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