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as a tourist for. our headline stories this hour social media companies which fail to remove hate speech or defamatory fake news in germany could face fines of up to fifteen million euro after all. as the iraqi prime minister declares the end of islamic state in the country we look at the human cost of the victory. also ahead this hour threatens to shut off its ports to. rescue ships on. the country struggles to cope with the continued influx of people.
just after five pm here in moscow this friday evening the last day of june welcome to r.t. international i'm you know. our top story facebook twitter on you tube could soon face fines of up to fifty million euro in germany if they fail to act quickly to remove hate speech and defamatory fake news explaining. according to this poll a company has twenty four hours in which it must delete content that has been flagged as being potentially hate speech or fake news and the failure to do so will result in a fine that could be as high as fifty million euros now the proposal was put forward by the german minister of justice and consumer protection and it talks about companies to beating i'm quoting obviously criminal offenses but of course the question remains to whom is this obvious and at the same time who decides what
is fake news this is certainly not a hard and fast rule and it's not clear now there are concerns at the bull could lead to some form of censorship see bye bye to freedom of speech in germany does it mean germany will start to punish c.n.n. for russophobia those arguing that hate speech is not free speech i'll let you burn hate speech when you let me define it this is going to be the end of free speech and then internet this is of course not the first time that regulation is being looked at as a way of dealing with so-called fake news earlier this year you had facebook setting up its own fact checking community and it says that this service will be used to regulate and also get rid of fake news now what facebook is doing is a using third party fact checkers and amongst these are the a.b.c. and the associated press and the idea is for them to evaluate material that could
potentially be fake news after having being alerted to it by uses but the problem is that even these so-called fact checkers are accused of not being impartial and this has left the public very angry who chooses the fracture or is a somewhat older expression of the same sentiment goes who will guard the guards. first book is used they will tell you when to believe the news or not i am so grateful no more research for me should make things so much easier now in april google acted against fake news as well creating use of tools to deal with misleading content but the bottom line is that you have some very serious problems who determines what is fake news what is fake news and ultimately how do you prevent this whole evaluation leading to censorship well on her show a spokesperson on digital issues from the german pirate party joins me live now to
speak more on this subject you very welcome to the program just share your thoughts on this law that's been passed does it pose a threat to free speech as some are claiming. yes definitely the problem is expensive already called it unconstitutional because it's no use that is to society but employees of private companies and the companies that sell their freight up to high penalties so we're afraid of a very high. seat they were vastly delete messages they're not sure if they're illegal or not and there's already diddler speech which is saying there are severe deficits in this new law yet that's the fear isn't it that some people their speech is going to be curtailed you have a pulse on the ideas of the young people in your party really do you get a sense that people would possibly rebel against this some kind of digital
revolution that if they feel that their ideas are not being heard but they're going to take matters into their own. well definitely young people have to problem that they're not turkey but if we have some private censorship now installed there will be a problem who has really. the problem we don't even know what is illegal and not in the moment we do it perhaps and suddenly opinions are lost opinions and they're absolutely legal we do not want that we do not want to know what law here and the fact that it's already forgotten is that it's a possibility to get a personal idea and date of persons who are posting things no distinction is protecting you from people getting you personal data used against you is really at risk now you know you've also got millions of posts being put up every day you've got things written in code for instance some colloquial language used how
will social media be able to determine within the given time frame whether content is illegal or not. well. twenty four hours it's really really short it's nearly impossible to look at everything so we're afraid of a dramatic other those doing the decisions and the future and the other of them will never be able to tell it and the thing is a joke is that hate speech is a fake news are not yeah i'm eighteen ultimately it says off well censorship you have to cover that better ideas than that. you know there are very the ideas being said here when you read it to say crimes extremism that's that's all very well i suppose a lot of people a lot of the public can get behind that but there is this issue of is it a tool of censorship or not and where that can lead it's a very fine line isn't it. yes it's
a very fine line and we say to our hearts of does low really ok we are saying if you say you have to got a response of the person in each country you can go to if there are problems if jerry illegal activities which is not already implemented that is ok but you cannot say ultimately deletion with the twenty four hours that's a product we do not want to have it's. yeah a lot of questions raised but waiting for a lot of answers on this aren't we on your herschel spokes person on digital issues from the german pirate party thank you. and. moving on now the iraqi prime minister has declared victory over islamic state saying the army has recaptured the in mosul which is where isis declared a caliphate three years ago but months of heavy fighting between the terrorists and the us led coalition have devastated not only the city but also the lives of hundreds of thousands of local.
minutes of bozo's liberation headlines around the world were dominated by the recapturing of the city. iraq's prime minister is declaring it and. in mosul the end of the caliphate iraq's bold claim as it takes mosul famous mosque iraqi forces say they've taken iconic mosque in the heart of moe's all that was destroyed by isis iraqi forces battled the last isis fighters in those. in what is undoubtedly a victory in ridding iraq of the scourge of isis it is worth remembering the effect
on the people of mosul iraq as the a spent over a month or during the battle. liberation that's one way of putting it obliteration is another the goal was noble enough freeing thousands from isis isis the so-called caliphate is crumbling wieters have abandoned fighters to die local fighters are being left to rot where they fall remaining inexperienced fighters are making rookie mistakes rowing them selves and fellow fighters up accidentally in preparation for combat mission accomplished mosul has been cleansed by fire a city almost the size of a room reduced to rubble it is difficult to describe you've got to be there walk down its blasted streets and you'll feel it this
is what the off the mouth of a classic strike in mosul look like view here really epitomizes what mosul has been through the neighboring street all but destroyed the street across rubble the street over there it's the same story wherever you look the press was tightly controlled no freedom of reporting in mosul. we saw what we were allowed to see but this was enough. on you little bit little along with the surface one hundred got it coming. that is that then i am seriously and. i think many of you tell us that and i'm not but i think that i've been with that power again all of now much a lot of thought of me that. javelin would. not
like that. streets and buildings can be restored lives canales children families whole neighborhoods was sacrificed to u.s. strikes in the liberation isis made sure that civilians died they used them as human shields hoping that the coalition would stop its strikes they miscalculated the bombs rained down until the end civilian casualties are a fact of life in this sort of situation when a single u.s. led air strike killed more than one hundred civilians i remember clearly how they tried but failed to contain that at first they blamed isis then
they admitted to the bombing but still blame diocese perhaps civilians are being killed either by mistake or because the enemy is using a tactic that actually has them become part of the target that is on them not on us it's not our fault that we're killing civilians they said we'll remember this as a victory the liberation of mosul. but liberation maybe there were.
some devastating images there when we spoke to a representative of unicef in iraq he told us that in mosul is children are in dire need of protection. in this particular war those children still trapped in west mosul are in dire need of protection and this is what we're calling for the devastation of west mosul is extreme the people have been damaged psychosocial care of these children has to be up. and that's what we. are trying to address at the moment who problem now is that these nine hundred thousand people the sheer scale of it and the time length of time that they have been laid which is
going to affect so our planning procedures that are in place but the fact that over the next three months or perhaps longer we're going to have to continue to look after these displaced puts enormous strain on our resources. staying in the region the u.n. chemical weapons watchdog has confirmed that the victims of a chemical incident in syria is it live province back in april were exposed to certain gas the latest statement from the o.p.c. w. also points out their fact finding missions mandate does not include identifying the perpetrator thirteen was only able to visit the site of the attack the report's conclusions are based on post-mortems on biomedical samples collected from victims who were moved to quote a neighboring country the report has not been made public but was shared with countries party to the chemical weapons convention russia's foreign minister had this to say about it. it was
a bit of should you the organization for the prohibition of chemical weapons has been acting unintelligible is it refused to go to the scene of the incident and did not provide any information yesterday the issued a report it says they're not convinced that sarin gas which was apparently found or was dropped by a bomb from the air they don't know where the sun came from and yet throughout these months tensions have been inflamed well despite that the british foreign secretary boris johnson rapidly reacted to the findings by reasserting accusations against the syrian government. out of the finger points at the assad regime and we've got a european council coming up where we will drive on with the u.k. campaign to impose sanctions on those responsible the us has already brought out sanctions on three hundred people as a result of this people who drop chemical weapons on innocent people should be held
to account while the report comes just days after the russian foreign ministry criticized claims from washington that syria's government is planning to carry out a future chemical attack in the country the ministry is concerned that terrorists could take advantage of the threats coming from washington and so named false flag attacks to encourage u.s. military action kill my pain went to the u.s. state department to ask for comment. the u.s. officials refused to confirm the claims with any facts the situation looks like a massive probation both military and informational. i look at the u.s. experts and then he said openly that extremists could use these claims by washington provocations and shift blame onto the syrian government recent statement from the white house alleging that the syrian government was planning an upcoming chemical attack are you concerned that that could have created an opening for terrorist groups to carry out a chemical attack. now you're not
concerned even though. the groups have been using chemical weapons in syria it's documented now next went on syria it seems that washington doesn't share the concerns of russia's foreign minister now on numerous occasions the syrian government has been accused of carrying out chemical weapons attacks the most recent example was in april in a province without any investigation with the united states launched fifty nine cruise missiles against syria targeting an airbase now when they were pressed for facts of the state department responded this way as evidence kids share with us about this potential preparation for these chemical weapons because that was an absolutely right and nor would that be laid out because that would be considered an intelligence matter when you guys believe that it's in your interests you do what you say it's evidence to prove that it will intelligence i'm not going to get into
that with you but this is. a very serious and grave matter let's remember that back in twenty thirteen an agreement was arranged by russia in which the syrian government turned over their chemical weapons to the o.p.c. w. international bodies oversaw the process in which the chemical weapons were handed over to international authorities however these facts don't seem to matter the united states continues to blame syria for chemical attacks regardless of having any actual proof or evidence. to a developing story now the syrian army has told our teeth out islamic state fighters have been cornered in their last stronghold in aleppo province. happened this afternoon after reinforcements came in from the southwest a crucial road linking how my province was recaptured from my so that means that the whole province is now liberated. well just some background islamic state militants have been in control of our territory for roughly four years so it's
a potentially pivotal step for the conflict developing there we will have more updates from syria next hour italy's got a drastic plan to stem the tide of refugees the details in the ninety seconds. in case you're new to the game this is how it works the economy is built around. preparation washington washington media the. voters elect. to run this country business because. it's not business as usual it's business like it's never been done.
the feeling. every the world experience. and you get it on the old roll. according to josh. the world for the. twenty minutes past five pm here in moscow welcome back italy is threatening to close its ports to migrant rescue ships operated by n.g.o.s which it suspects are being exploited by people traffickers the country's being increasingly struggling in recent months with tens of thousands of refugees reaching its shores.
right around. the italian prime minister say the country's being forced to take drastic measures and wants his neighbors to help. this message doesn't come from a contrary that wants to break the rules of abandon its communitarian position it's the contrary that is under pressure and which asks b.n. elyse for a concrete contribution if you can keep up limited i'd like to see did we want to help italy into a drastic dissolution blues if you can obviously we have to discuss the issue together we do believe we can't leave italy or greece on its own we are telling
prime minister also stress that his country's bearing the brunt of caring for migrants under this refugee need to apply for asylum in the first member nation nothing entered now that places an enormous burden on italy because of its proximity to north africa from where many boats are right. there's also tension in italy's northern border this week around four hundred refugees clashed with police near a toy where they were trying to cross into france but time has been labeled as italy's many cali in reference to the huge migrant camp wants found at the northern french border police used tear gas against the refugees who tried to use a river to bypass. a u.k. conservative party m.p. planes the country snap election earlier this month cut a fall and fall to voter fraud. takes a closer look now those claims. well look this system in the u.k.
is that you can be registered to vote in two places so where you live and where you say work or study but you only have one vote in you have to cast that vote in one place and there are concerns now that that system may have been abused at the general election earlier this month british students have apparently been boasting about being able to vote twice both where they live and where they study during the election they apparently these posts have been seen on social media and some members of the conservative party are very keen to investigate this further take a listen to one conservative politician asking for an investigation from the leader of the house of commons the conservative. colleagues know about this a little general election people can be registered in two places to vote. for the
number of students or bragging about the front but they go to not only live. where they go to university that is an abuse of the situation we do need to get to the bottom of people deliberately voting twice which i understand is in fact illegal and so we do need to investigate this and there appears to be concern about this from among the general population as well a petition calling for this to be investigated online is gone uring many signatures and this is been brewing ever since the election took place the former leader of you kate nigel farage he spoke about it in a u.s. media interview just a few days after the vote took place take a listen to what he had to say. and so students look i will wipe away all your tuition and it will be absolutely lovely girl i say when you were corrected by if you vote. twice i mean he was talking about the student vote quite
generally that in the office of the election the polls have shown that younger voters and students in particular voted overwhelmingly for the opposition party here the leader of which is jeremy corbin for whom support was very galvanized in the run up to the vote of course he promised to scrap tuition fees and that was a big sweetener for a lot of the students who then went on to vote for him so you don't really need to be the world's kind of most astute political analyst to wonder why it's conservative politicians who are calling for this alleged voter fraud to be investigated given how slim to resume a's majority in the house of commons now is. boyko there next on r.t. the residents of an indian time built on a smoldering coal field are forced to remain to provide for their fellow makes this
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