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i. think. a long awaited report establishes the use of a chemical agent in series province back in april says many questions remain unanswered. social media companies which. are defamatory think names in germany could face fines of up to fifty million euro after the new law is passed and also. threaten to shut off its supports the unofficial ships and senior support the country struggles to cope with they can t.d.m. cups of people.
hello good evening welcome you watching r.t. international it's just turned eight o'clock here in moscow now our top story this hour the u.s. backed chemical weapons watchdog. has released its findings on the alleged chemical attack in a province in syria and joins us live now the details on this report it was much anticipated wasn't it what we learned. well when you look through the seventy eight pages of the report there are a few points that stand out first of all it is noted in the report that at no point did the inspection team actually visit the site where this chemical attack took place in the province this is an area not controlled by the government it was not safe for the inspectors to actually visit the site of the attack now in their report they also state that they have no doubt that the agent that was used in the attack the chemical agent was sarin nerve gas they however came to this conclusion
based on interviews with people alleged to be the victims of the attack as well as from bio material that was provided to them by n.g.o.s including the white helmets so that that's kind of an interesting point as well now it's also important to note that the report never says how this chemical attack was carried out but despite that despite the fact they have no no real conclusion about how how these chemical agents were dispersed despite that that didn't stop the u.s. leaders and western leaders from announcing without any facts or any investigation that this had come from a from a bomb dropped by the syrian government this is what russia's foreign minister sergei lavrov had to say on the subject. of the should use. for the prohibition of chemical weapons has been absent unintelligibly it refused to go to the scene of the incident and did not provide any information yesterday who's.
convinced that son in which was apparently found was dropped from the they don't know where the son came from and through these months tensions have been inflamed. now the most important thing that's missing from the report is if you read through the seventy eight pages at no point did they ever say who was responsible for the attack the organization for the prohibition of chemical weapons the un's official body to investigate these kind of matters has no idea and really cannot reach a conclusion about who carried out the attack now despite that that hasn't stopped the leaders of the united states figures in the u.s. state department boris johnson in the u.k. from saying that they know for a fact that the syrian government is to blame let's take a listen to what they've said i've got. the finger points at the but sad regime and we've got a european council coming up where we will drive all in 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 all innocent people should be held to account we know that assad has used chemical weapons on his own people and he's done that repeatedly including it states against the world that including women and children destruction and we have all seen that we have all seen the video and there is no debate about that. now the report presents no evidence showing who is actually responsible for the chemical attack but that doesn't seem to matter to certain people. not moments ok thanks going to believe it was kill him up in force with the details in that report when he did discuss the findings of the report with the russian representative to the organization alexander. become good muslims or need to pull out a beast or on their questionable did but i won't do it but i'm
a relative by all current syrian opposition groups on the position. you all including the most wanted him there are expressions in the report like the team was on the table for the team they all saw all of these. daunting course of all the were unable to call good german funk as a. tool. all keech pulled the. side of the you know me. to all calls because when you're with who treated we can't hurt interprets. the missions there's little insurance or. just the serious and put it.
or to put it mildly report the use of them remain in critical what they result. in these are reporting that. it was impossible to implement a chain of custody when the team. for samples from the schools and this is very similar fucked. which means that some poles had been taken by somebody born it's been brought by somebody and they just absolutely no evidence cole it was deal with. facebook twitter and sing face fines of up to fifty million euro in germany if they fail to act quickly to remove hate speech and defamatory fake. as the. 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 been 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 because it's a they will tell you when to believe the news or not i am so grateful no more research removed this should make things so much easier now in april google acted
against fake news as well creating a user 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. there we got reaction to the new law from political activists in germany and the u.k. . speaking as a political activist the tricky thing here is that i know in the last forty years in most most industries you basically have self-regulation is that of regulation and generally doesn't tend to stand out because it doesn't compel profit making entities to take steps that are going to cost them more so in principle the idea of having a law there that actually forces the social media companies to do the right thing is a good idea but the problem i think is that you're now creating a huge incentive for facebook to remove all sorts of things on a precautionary basis and that's where it starts infringing on really important issues of free speech we don't even know what is illegal under not in the moment we
do it perhaps and suddenly opinions are lost opinions are sensitive and they're absolutely legal we do not want that we do not want to know who here we are afraid of our genetic algorithms doing the decisions in the future and other than we'll never be able to tell if anything is a joke is it hate speech is it fake news or not. now the iraqi prime minister has declared victory over islamic state saying the army has recaptured the mosque in mosul which was where i cystic led a caliphate three years ago but months of heavy fighting between the terrorists and the u.s. led coalition have devastated not only the city itself but it's also affected the lives of hundreds of thousands of people.
and within minutes of most liberation headlines around the world were dominated by the recapturing of the city. iraq's prime minister is declaring an end to isis in mosul the end of the caliphate iraq's bold claim as it takes mosul famous iraqi forces say they've taken an iconic mosque in the heart of mosul that was destroyed by isis iraqi forces battled the last isis fighters in those all well in what is undoubtedly a victory in reading iraq of this of isis it is worth remembering the effect on the people of mosul to have spent over a month during the battle here are his thoughts. liberation that's
one way of putting it obliteration is another the goal was noble enough free 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 alarm would deploy this one had your garbage come and. that is that then i am seriously and. at the end of the time if you tell us that anaemic they think that i've been the fall again of now my thought of me. javelin would. not like that.
streets and buildings can be restored lives canales children families whole neighborhoods was sacrificed to wear 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 two billion 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
but we spoke to that represents if you sat in iraq and he tells just that moses children are increasing in need of protection. in this particular war each of those children trying to 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 higher my concern and that's what we. are trying to address at the moment the problem now is that these one hundred thousand people of the sheer scale of it and with time the length of time that they have been displaced which is going to affect so our planning procedures 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 the place puts their
enormous strain on our resources. now u.k. conservative party m.p. kinds that the country snap election early this month could have fallen foul to voter fraud. takes a closer look at the. 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've 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 little general election people can be registered in two places to vote. the number of students or bragging about the front with a bow 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 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 we were saying to our students look i will wipe away all your tuition and it will be absolutely lovely many of which there were directed by if you you vote. twice and he was talking about the student vote quite generally that in the often 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 corbyn 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 reason may's majority in the house of commons now is . italy's 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 been increasingly struggling in recent months tens of thousands of refugees reaching it sure. was going. well the italian prime minister says the country is being forced to take drastic measures once his neighbors to help. this message doesn't come from a country that wants to break the rules or burn them it's communitarian position
it's a country that is under pressure and which asks our european allies for a concrete contribution if you can give up limited i'd like to see that we want to help italy to address this issue dissolution blues if you can obviously we have to discuss the issue together we do believe we can't leave fired like italy or greece on its own. italian prime minister also stressed that his countries bearing the brunt of caring for my. roomies refugees do need to apply this asylum in the first member nation they enter and that does place an enormous burden only because of its proximity to north africa from where many arrive and there's also been tension on italy's northern border to see this week around four hundred refugees clash with police near a town where they were trying to cross into france the town has been labeled as a mini carry in reference to the huge migrant camp once found the northern french port police take gas against the refugees who tried to use a river to bypass
a barrier. but we talked to a former italian diplomat and former head of the european security monitoring organization the u.s.c. and he says the e.u. should actually do more to help basically deal with the ongoing refugee crisis. the collective the european response. to be. more effective. he's not to. say it's intended to close the poor. ships we are clearly stating. the only destination. that. counts is to know whether the car is my drugs so it's a way to put this issue with the. national attention.
now let's talk about the weather because summer in moscow hasn't been great this year i can vouch for that in the russian capital has seen torrential rain and high speed and high speed winds on a record breaking sky. chris . thanks. experts say moscow hasn't seen a monsoon summer of this kind since the one nine hundred fifty s. with today's free weather we're ready being called the storm in the century three people have been killed with another nine across the capital injured in separate incidents bosco's largest airport sheremetyevo is delayed at least fifty flights after lightning hit playing during landing runways were also flooded.
for a t.v. channel video cameras have been giving c.n.n. a fair few headaches this week after a string of embarrassments over the network's russia coverage the investigative journalism group project very task is now released a new video showing c.n.n. president jeff zucker trying to make a quick escape while being challenged this is mr summers russians on thirty to sixty fourth street in new york city was named so far you. are about to rush a story. ok that was pretty cowardly there wasn't a. project there a task published a clip a few days ago showing a c.n.n. producer admitting that russia stories are about chasing ratings and then another featuring one of the channels contributors describing russia russia coverage as a nothing but today's cross talk takes a bite out of that later on r.t. . people can talk about it in these terms of oh it's this big nothing it's not
a big nothing and you know why he and joan said what stupid thing he said you know you'll have to ask him again oh yeah to base a tissue on your air is just stupid ok that's the explanation there is no journalism in the leftist media there is no journalism in the mainstream media which is the same thing it's the left this media this from the beginning this russian nonsense has been just that nonsense and c.n.n. and m.s.n. b.c. source spike in their ratings immediately so they're keeping it going with the project very tired video is the zapruder film for c.n.n. . and. that zucker dead production you will see the ultimate freezing out this is the denouement all the epilogue that carload up. and you can
when lawmakers manufacture consent to instant to the public wells. when the ruling classes protect themselves. when the final merry go round lifts only the one percent. we can all middle of the room signal. the real news is. we have learned something in the muslim world you either have dictatorship and therefore i don't think there's any interest in the movie any more big faith or. it's called the feeling of coming from. everyone in the world should experience for
me and you'll get it on the yoke of. the old according to just. look at the modern world come along for the rock. greetings and salutation. legendary journalist horace greeley the founder and editor of the famed new york tribune once declared fame is a babe or a popularity an accident and riches take wing as only one thing endures and that is
character and character is what's been severely missing these days in the scorched earth carnival landscape that is modern journalism oh oh we have a lot we have a lot of characters but very little characters. take the strange mixed up case of the once revered twenty four hour cable news channel c.n.n. for example started by media mogul ted turner as the world's first twenty four hour news network the channel has vault was vaulted in the mainstream prominence for its coverage of the purse to rock war and has dominated waiting rooms in airports ever since by now i'm sure you've read heard and tweeted that c.n.n. has found itself in a pretty journalistically awkward place during the last few days thanks to right wing provocateurs overzealous c.e.o.'s and reporters frothing all over all things russia gate and c.n.n. carving the nutrients out of healthy journalism in the name in pursuit of rising ratings.