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tv   The Briefing  BBC News  November 10, 2017 5:45am-6:01am GMT

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this piece focusing on nato members agreeing to increase cyber—weaponry to help protect europe, as the threat from russia grows. the times publishes those extraordinary comments from the facebook‘s founding president, sean parker describes facebook as a tool "exploiting a vulnerability in human psychology". he also says "god only knows what it's doing to our children's brains." flipping over to the guardian and its coverage of the brexit talks. this article looks at the eurozone economy in its best shape for a decade, while the uk is weaker than what was expected six months ago. in the financial times, a big spread under the headline "children make up a quarter of people identified as potential extremists‘ with most —— a quarter of people identified as potential extremists" with most referrals coming from schools and colleges. and finally on the the times front page, kevin spacey pictured in character in what was supposed to be his latest film, but six weeks out from release director ridley scott is wiping him from the movie, amid the recent sexual allegations.
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let's welcome back lianna brinded, who is the europe editorfor the us news publication, quartz. she has been reading through the stories while we have been chatting. let's look at the story from the associated press where they said they had seen as part of their investigation into whether social media was manipulated prior to the us election. the biggest thing that has been happening over the last few months, and especially with this investigation, is how russia has been allegedly trying to, or did allegedly tried to swing the us election. this story is interesting because they go over 36,000 tweets, and within that, they show how en masse, these people all baz or whoever it is had actively tried to
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sway a conversation away from another one, in favour of donald trump. -- bots. indeed. and it talks about how russian agents basically disguised on twitter and move people to was negative news about hillary clinton, and move away the debate from negative news about donald trump. it was that about, doesn't it? yes. the interesting thing is the method in which they do it. so what of the biggest things was with the both the conspiracy. that is when donald trump said no, 0bama was born in the us. instead of, you would think that en masse they would be thinking all these twitter users would be saying this is great, this is what donald trump is saying, but what they did, apparently, according to the investigation, was to move the conversation back to hillary clinton and things that she allegedly dead. so it is this trend
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in behaviour. so that will rumble on. “— in behaviour. so that will rumble on. —— allegedly dead. and as you say the robert mueller investigation goes on. the japan times has another ta ke goes on. the japan times has another take on this. nato agrees to boost cyber weapons with nato members agree on wednesday to increase other r agree on wednesday to increase other weaponry tactics during military operations. —— cyber weaponry. tackling, or rather the use of cyber wa rfa re tackling, or rather the use of cyber warfare is the new kind of warfare. it is not to do with just the us president elections, but all sorts of things. this is in the nato have been trained to do for a long time. let's look at the story about facebook. what do you make of what shaun parker had to say. this was the technology event going on in the us. there are lots of quotes whirling around. such as god only knows what it is doing to our
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children's brains, it is play with human psychology... with mark zuckerberg, here it he is, having invented this was shaun parker, and he is calling this a monster. this is interesting, because those comments have been said before by academics and also psychologists, and scientists, who have been looking at how social media and screen time affects our brains, especially for children. what is poignant is that somebody who is steeped in social media and the dot—com era, is admitting to this. steeped in social media and the dot—com era, is admitting to thislj have dot—com era, is admitting to this.” have heard this a lot as a parent, particularly with warnings about children. it is because it is shaun parker saying is that makes it so significant. this is the domain of fa ct, significant. this is the domain of fact, —— dopamine in fact, and an addiction, as it were. what is your
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ta ke addiction, as it were. what is your take on it? are you addicted yourself? is this something you hate? were you on this? for me, and in myjob, social media is a massive pa rt in myjob, social media is a massive part of it. i would say that anyone who is an active social media user is in some weight addicted to it. because that is properly where you absorb most of your news. it is also where you keep in touch with your friends orfamily where you keep in touch with your friends or family or make contacts. so it is actually almost like you are forced to use it, even if you may have not used before. indeed. woos ha may have not used before. indeed. woosha some comments from viewers. somebody from montreal said that they take hours taking photos and posting, edit three online blogs, and cast a posting. sir charles is com pletely and cast a posting. sir charles is completely addictive. 0n from the uk said that certain media has become a vital to society. —— become a blindfold. he feels it is giving
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friendship slowly. that is something that i have noticed wherever i go. nobody is interacting on a human level. they are all looking at a screen, aren't they? if you are on a train, ina screen, aren't they? if you are on a train, in a coffee shop, or wherever you are. it is the archetypal thing of trying to find the right level of social media use, i suppose. ifeel that with social media i have kept in touch better with friends, particularly if they move across the world. and i am in touch with a lot of family, as well, so... we have talked about brexit already. but what the guardian says is that the eurozone is buoyant as brexit talks continue. so this is the full cost being produced by economist in brussels, who is looking —— who are looking at how the eurozone is doing competitive uk. yes. what is interesting about this is that the eurozone is interesting about this is that the eurozone is meant interesting about this is that the eurozone is meant to be growing quite a lot over the next year,
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whereas britain is really behind that. it is only meant to be slow in its growth, to 1.3% in 2018, and 1.196 its growth, to 1.3% in 2018, and 1.1% in 2019. to put that in context of previous years, the uk was the jewel in the crown for the eurozone in terms of growth, and that has com plete in terms of growth, and that has complete change. we should watch this space. and let's maremma that economists can get it wrong. but the financial times, and this is an interesting story. —— let's remember. this comes from the present scheme which was a government policy to try and prevent extremism in the uk. it is finding that more than a quarter of potential extremists reported to the government are to 15, still at school. yes, in a way, this looks at something and is not so surprising. if in under 15, this is when they are most vulnerable. that is when they are growing up and learning from their peers. and it is also, they spend all their time in schools. so the people that are
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teaching them all looking after them are going to put a big impression on them. so that is a key breeding ground for this kind of action. them. so that is a key breeding ground for this kind of actionm is quite a worry, and a featured there in the financial times. finally, kevin spacey on the front page of the times. you would not recognise him, but this is how he looks in the new movie that you will not see him in, because he is being wiped out of it. yes, this is a very big seachange in terms of how hollywood is approaching this scandal. there is a lot more out there on this. other actors and others named in this harvey weinstein story, as it were. absolutely. i think a symbolic thing about this is that this film had already been in it. it was meant to be released in six weeks. the fact that the studios and the directors have taken the action to completely erasing from it shows that there is a new kind of approach now from hollywood, and other places, and how
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they are taking this sort of thing seriously. just briefly, because we are running out of time, and how you ever been told, like i have, by other women, in particular, where they have their own stories, where this has happened to them? regardless of the industry they are in. absolutely. this is the key thing. the harvey weinstein scandal might have opened the doors to eve ryo ne might have opened the doors to everyone assessing where they stand within the scandal and things that happen to them. that is why you are seeing in the government, the media, technology, as well is hollywood. seeing in the government, the media, technology, as well is hollywoodm has been a pleasure to have you on the briefing. lianna thank you for being here. they give for all your comments about social media. it has been fantastic. see you soon. —— thank you for all your comments. hi there. our weather is turning a little bit colder, and if you are up over the mountains of scotland, it
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will be cold in after a bit of snow later on today. yes, the cold air is by these weather fronts. they are loitering in the south of the country. cold conditions in scotland, where there will be some snow in the showers. about 300 metres elevation will stop so it will not get to low levels, but is just in the mountains. but a sign that the air‘s turned colder. across the south, we start with a cloudy note, and some patchy rain. nothing particularly heavy, mind you. behind the rain, which is the dregs of a weak weather front, most of us will start on a bright and sunny note. bright and sunny it may be, but there will also be showers affecting northern and western areas, driven in by some strong and blustery north—westerly winds that will add a certain windchill. through the rest of the day, those showers will continue to be driven in by those strong winds. but the early—morning cloud, clearing from southern england pretty quickly and then the sunshine comes out. temperatures will be a little down on what we had on thursday. a range of temperatures from about 12 degrees or so in the south to a cooler six or seven degrees. so a little bit below normal
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for the time of year across the northern half of the country. taking us through friday night, we'll see an area of rain work in for a time in northern ireland before spilling its way in across england and wales. the rain could be heavy at times. to the north of this, we've still got the cold air with us in scotland. probably some pockets of frost in sheltered areas and some icy surfaces to contend with as well, to take us into saturday morning. for the weekend, some rain in the south, but that will clear readily and then it will turn colder. a mixture of sunshine and showers for many areas. the rain clears from southern wales. probably reluctant to clear away from south—west england, where it could be dull and damp for most of the day. sunny spells further north. again, showers across north—western areas, still driven in by blustery winds. we still have a range of temperatures, relatively mild in the south, colder further north. heading into sunday, this band of rain will eventually pull away from southern counties of england and then we'll start to see colder air moving down from polar regions, getting in across a good part of the country. so temperatures will be dropping
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away for the second half of the weekend. weatherwise, on remembrance sunday, again we've got showers across northern and western areas, but many of us will see some sunshine. it will feel colder in the blustery winds. look at these temperatures — around six or seven degrees in the northern half of the uk. that's your weather. hello this is breakfast, with naga munchetty and charlie stayt. the countdown to brexit — theresa may reveals plans to put britain's departure date in law. the prime minister wants parliament to commit to leaving the eu at 11pm on the 29th march 2019. in a newspaper interview mrs may warns pro—european conservatives she "will not tolerate" any attempts to block brexit. good morning.
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it's friday, the 10th of november. also this morning, a new approach to cervical cancer. a study suggests millions of women could soon need fewer smear tests throughout their lives.
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