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it is. the new york times and his friend who allegedly works at you tube a quarter of the way mainstream social media. posts about manipulating. the. editor i mean so i can see what grows out of that single. films the horrors of islamic states legacy and liberated areas of syria and we go inside the terror groups form a police station and prison many innocent people lost their lives.
growing spain's prime minister calls for the president to decide whether the region's declaration of independence has been adopted old. quote a deliberate confusion. that morning here in the russian capital you're watching international news team here a very warm welcome to you. the journalistic standards of the new york times have been brought into question offer a video surfaced of one of its editors revealing his political and professional views. and you're going to be how they were the time.
of the man in that video there are nicolas dudek is an audience strategy editor for the new york times he says he's previously worked for the election campaigns of both hillary clinton and barack obama decides that he once claimed former f.b.i. director james komi was his quote godfather although he later changed his story on that the new york times has reacted to the revelations not released by project veritas in fact in a statement the newspaper admitted dudek apparently violated the outlets own ethics code it also claims he exaggerated the influence he had at the outlet however the net widens with project very house releasing additional revelations regarding do tick and his connections to people in silicon valley with more details here's some erekat. project veritas has just released its second video featuring audience strategy editor and nick nick dudek who dealt further into influencing the news then but this time through social media manipulation he even calls himself the gate
keeper who decides what goes out and what doesn't but what's particularly interesting is that sometimes his decisions aren't made in the interests of the media organization he's working for good or. what doesn't that's very close race. we've got to just you know. that's. the story now and that particular soundbite dudek refers to the new york times video how facebook is changing your internet posted back in september besides that he also bragged about how his friends quote cure rate the front page of you tube project barrett has also managed to reach one of do to you tube connections friend and former colleague ernest petit who works it's you tube's brand and diversity curation lead a petty explained how you tube pushes what he calls
a legitimate news to the top manipulating algorithms to promote news pieces and even censor content but according to a petty his team has the ability to control the news keris all saying that a relationship with you tube is quote invaluable for dudek and the new york times and on hidden camera he revealed that you tube engineers sometimes intervene manually to change trending videos in very rare cases. try to make up with something that isn't in the truth and ok this is very real but in those cases they will use something with intervention make sure that we. encourage them to basically. now we requested you tube to confirm or deny whether or not petty works for the platform and for comments about the allegations made in the video but we've received no response as of yet communications director project veritas steven
gordon believes a so-called gate keeping by social media so huge concern. certain political entities certain media entities rise to the top of the pecking order there is collusion between the social media networks and the major media outlets what we did was we caught it we caught them admitting it we caught them being candid on undercover video admitting what most people want most americans and what most people around the world strongly suspect was the case anyway but just couldn't prove we've just proved that. mr dudek kind of the star of these first two videos and was pretty clear about having worked for two presidential campaigns and wanting to continue his mission working for the new york times i mean he was pretty clear about it there's no ambiguity in his words and what's interesting is in the new york times statement they didn't rebut the accuracy of what we said we kind of suspected they're going to say well here's a low level guy but they did they said he's
a junior player but they didn't rebut the accuracy of what we put out they're just making excuses. for one of the worst the seats the mainstream media does and now major social media does is gate keeping it's their role it's not miss this is stopping or suppressing storylines that they don't want to hear don't want you to hear so they can bump up their narrative to the top of the list and most people trust this as these major internet companies are growing and maturing and becoming almost monopolistic they've got the ability to do a lot more than they used to in the start up days of the internet and so they're clued in they're in bed with the new york in this case you tube and the new york times are in bed and we're in new york in new york times and you tube are in bed the bastard child of that relationship is fake news well donald trump who of course has been long waging a post in a war again so cold fake media hasn't missed the chance to lash out again he
tweeted that if outlets are making things up well perhaps licenses should be revoked and late on wednesday the president also accused the press of dishonesty. no the pressure to speak more honestly i mean i've seen tremendously dishonest gross it's not even a question of distortion and so when they make up stories like that that's just made up and the generals will tell you that and then they have their sources that don't exist in my opinion they don't exist they make up the sources there are no sources the debate over social media content is also heating up across the atlantic where lawmakers want tougher regulations on internet giants sparking freedom of speech concerns but later in the program we'll have a good look at that. now as the battle against i still in debt as all profits continues he has been traveling with the syrian army to get first hand experience from the frontline.
following the liberation of a syrian army is now advancing on i saw positions to the northwest over years of islamic state control have caused while massive damage to that village in particular. but on god's d.f. as witnessed of the horrifying legacy left by the terrorists. liberating this village was just part of the job holding it is another. day and night the syrian army and the isis skirmish at its edges in the meantime fresh forces pouring in preparation for the next push against the jihad ists still
there's more to it had taken less than two days ago after an isis occupation that lasted years and left its mark everywhere these small village even hosted an isis prison and police department. isis don't doubt that brand of justice offenses like owning a sim card being a syrian government worker or an infidel carried the death penalty. many of these id cards no longer live islamic state had almost everything it's own government ministries police courts even had their own currency and stamp these coins quickly going out of circulation and becoming
collector's items many people are eager to get their hands on these. currency is a form of control with it i says restricted trade to within the caliph that taxes had to be paid to and if you couldn't pay the money you paid in goods or. soldiers was still sweeping looking for isis hideaways and bombs had been cleared when we got there but not all there weren't that many booby traps and those they left seemed crude hastily made uncharacteristic of isis suggesting that perhaps isis did not expect to loose had so quickly. come.
from there as on syria. tensions within society are heightening as catalonia as fate remains on hold spain's prime minister has called for the cattle and president to decide by monday whether the region has adopted the declaration of independence or not get the whole situation that a very deliberate confusion. of the required to confirm. the deliberate confusion. into. the ultimatum from madrid comes after catalonia as leaders signed the declaration but postponed its adoption calling for a dialogue with madrid and if indeed the declaration is adopted the spanish government's likely to trigger article one fifty five of the constitution suspending the region's autonomy. reports on the unfolding drama. looks like
the situation has gone from a chess game to upping the ante to see who blinks first and now really both sides or at least madrid certainly at this hour running out of patience and demanding clarity madrid still continues to see the results of the observer first referendum as illegal. it's impossible to stop to do something prohibited by the constitution and this is something that those numerous mediators who offered to broker a solution for this crisis most of them with the best intentions should take into account you have to thank them for their involvement and interest mediation is not possible between democratic law and disobedience and the law for less. so now madrid is saying look it's time to make up your mind there was the referendum there was this potential on the noun cement where it wasn't really clear what was announced by puts them on and this is certainly something that's left lots of people with their eyebrows raised here on the ground in catalonia especially the
ones who have been fighting long and hard for the region this independence with some even going so far as to call the situation a betrayal from the castle and leadership. but we will not return to any parliamentary activity until steps towards the implementation of the republic. well this is a statement from the c u p which is quite a key party in the capsule and regional parliament which formed along with june will see which is that together where he has a coalition of parties that when they came to form a slim majority in the parliament here that was seen as the first step towards independence for catalonia so their impatience and their unhappiness with the situation is really seen as understandable here on the ground given that we have a situation now where which tomorrow and who promised to proclaim the region's independence within forty eight hours of the votes of the you'll have a first referendum being announced now trying to basically sit on several chairs at once making madrid unhappy. the making the people who wanted the independence to be
proclaimed following the or into a referendum on happy and really oh we're just going to have to wait and see what happens next because obviously at least madrid and the people here who voted for independence are really beginning to run out of patience. former british diplomat professor william balance and believes the situation in the country has become a game of brinkmanship historically. isn't it is an entity slightly separate as is the basque region and other reasons of spain. and it's possible that a mistake was made a few years ago when the central government with took away some of its autonomy those a mistake is all i think they want is to get back to the tunnel under a little more so what are you seeing i think is a game of poker i think that the leadership and i stress will soon leave with the business leadership and not just the people sending
a message to madrid to be more flexible. allied to that is the fact that i think the spanish tend to be a pretty proud people if you look at their history so it's a delicate situation it's to do with the people as a whole and undoubtedly business interests. held a referendum almost two weeks ago with one thousand percent of voters said to have chosen to break away made allegations of widespread brutality from national police but it's not the only region with its fate still undecided. catalans are holding their breath after the drama of their referendum will they end up sticking with spain after all really go it alone and. i winning a referendum hasn't always brought about the desired goal let's look at a couple of cases first up the greek bailout referendum in two thousand and fifteen prime minister alexis tsipras promised a no vote would mean an end to e.u.
and i.m.f. imposed a stereotypic. need to support this negotiation i'm coolin no need to say no to that recipe of memorandums that's destroying the uk. when an overwhelming no to a stereotype was returned suppressed caved in to the troika anyway i'm selling you right here is a full response ability for mistakes as well as for signing an agreement that i do not believe in however a must large to implement it next up because the struggle for independence the self proclaimed region and move in iraq has been raring to go certainly for years now citing tensions with baghdad we choose to live together with baghdad willingly they don't want us to be their partners we refuse to be their servants and last month emboldened by months of propelling islamic states from iraq the territories the region held an independence referendum almost ninety three percent voted in favor
of going. through now this is a new era for the kurdish people it is a turning point and we have to use it and this is a big victory for the kurdish people that was almost two weeks ago and since then silence with the same silence to call and cancel earlier awakes to be see. it is off the international thank for joining us so far for the program a humanitarian peace activist from libya whose entire family was killed in a nato air strike is now taking his whole case to the european court of appeal and that story much more as well after the break.
thank you joining us here for your news on social media giants are feeling the heat again this time in the u.k. british m.p.'s want the likes of facebook and google to be classified as media outlets meaning that be subjected to greater regulation but that's raise concerns about freedom of speech that's because the online giants would be moderated by off of the u.k.'s telecommunications watchdog it ensures. protected from offensive material although it does not regulate newspapers and magazines by steven green the christian voice advocacy group and media commentator neil wallis shared their views on this topic. the whole idea reese completely ludicrous it's even laughable it is of course a gross intrusion to freedom of speech but more significantly frankly it's completely unworkable it could be an infringement on freedom of speech but the problem moment is the nobody is accountable to the social media platforms aren't
accountable and there's no way of holding those who post to account could be. callow in bridgeville you know who are you you know where are you i think there's been an incredible excesses and facebook and google have an awful lot to answer for but that's not all they all are i have a twitter account i reach way to articles as things i've read of interest and significant ten twenty times a day sometimes every single one of those is a publication under what this person is saying it is simply impractical a could do it who on earth is going to monitor it how it's going to be done it won't work can't work and it shouldn't work when you're writing stuff you can do you know you can sometimes get a little bit carried away and you can be a lot more harsh than you would be face to face and this excited what the government is saying that you shouldn't be putting stuff all social media which you couldn't say face to face to somebody and that's sort of pretty fundamental
principle a thing to be problems the government's talking about a code of conduct and it's singled out of religious aspects of the community and you know my antenna rise a little bit there because if you're not going to be able to a day code to say anything negative about homosexuality will and the thing negative about islam then that is an infringement on freedom of speech but just slightly people off all posting fake news. must must be must be accountable i quite accept and quite agree that facebook and google should be doing far more to clean up there are . but there are all those freedom of speech issues what is your definition of what is terrorist material verses controversial political opinion. the times newspaper claims british politicians are doing the kremlin's bidding by participating in programs it names prominent lawmakers who have appeared on shows
such as going on the ground and news thing it gives the exact number of their appearances on the fees reportedly paid to them the times claims it's all part of the kremlin's attempt to extend its reach within british politics. has been taking a closer look. this is one of britain's most read newspapers and one of the leading editorials in the london times today happens to be all about this place r t it's called helping parents in and it names and shames all the politicians that appear on the channel it's not all though there's another article that elaborates on can sons about the extent of kremlin influence here in westminster and whereas talking to the media is normally considered an expression of freedom of speech here in the u.k. these articles appear to suggest that the politicians talking to our t.v.
are greedy and even treacherous well to talk about this more i'm going to gate crash the studio going underground host afshin rattansi hey ashton you talked to quite a few of the parties in exposing the british prime minister. in this article do you think that it's a fair assessment to my knowledge they haven't gone to war to difficulty with let alone going underground which is name checked in this story m.p.'s politicians from all around the world from all policies in britain come on going underground because they can they know they will look at issues in depth and allow them to actually speak it actually in one of the articles here and looks at the labor and he's doing . on the show and on the news channel and a select few of the conservative ones can you explain that to an international audience obviously labor politicians have been on this show but conservative ones
from other smaller parties i think this obviously indicates the dog line here they're trying to attack media that is. funded by the russian government by saying it is allied to jeremy corbyn we know the mood looked i'm saying. jeremy corbin the channel has been attacked in the past but does this feel like a whole new level this naming and shaming of politicians do you think it can be hard to get guests on the show as a result i think strangely it's been an uphill battle right at the beginning it was tough but actually i think more and more politicians are becoming used to the idea that the u.k. is here to stay and it's going to allow petitions to speak about real issues not about the sound bite culture of celebrity and all the rest of it that british view is used to in this country. the russian embassy in london responded on twitter by questioning the logic behind the article and pondered if russian politicians
appearing on the b.b.c. therefore help the british prime minister. a libyan humanitarian peace activist will take his case to the european court of appeal on thursday. he is seeking justice after his entire family was killed in a nato air strike in june twenty elephant. in the small town of sort of tripoli among the thirteen people killed in what nato called precision bombing where his wife two children nice and. the alliance claims the strike was conducted on a regime command center. case against nato had previously been dismissed by the court of the instance referring to the organization's immunity his lawyer claims there are contradictions in nato explanation of this strike. if you look at the position of nato at the very start of this whole situation actually the day after
the bombing the nato spokesman made a long statement. in the early hours of monday morning nato carried out a persistent strike using precision guided weapons on a highly significant command control we have served the site over a prolonged period of time before conducting the precision strike which minimized any potential risk of causing unnecessary casualties very quickly it became clear that there was absolutely nothing like this in the compound that was bombed that specially not in the building where mr made it would his family was living we remain confident of our information that this was a military site that there was no evidence of a civilian presence nato did not have access to contemporaneous ground observation from reliable neutral observers these incoherent incompatible statements made by two nato responsible tonight a spokesman shows as far as i'm concerned that something is wrong that they didn't
say it's a mistake they didn't say oh sorry we were aiming at some some other building or we had wrong information. so the only thing i can think of at this stage is that the aim was really to hit this family house. which of course would be a war crime maybe just to terrorize old those who would be suspected of being too close to the former regime terrorizing into them into capital. is a humanitarian activist and the founder of an international organization for peace care and relief in libya it's claimed that he was actually the son of a close aide to the former leader moammar gadhafi i think it's important that somebody takes the initiative because probably because of his higher profile that mr and i made it had the opportunity. to bring such a case in brussels which is of course much more difficult for people living in
ruler rural areas poor people who undoubtedly suffered a lot from nato intervention the case here is also that mr mitty of course complains about his own family and his own suffering in the harm that was done the injustice that was done to him but at the same time he also feels to be a spokesperson for all those who suffered from similar. acts committed by nato during the libya campaign the news continues in thirty minutes. to make this manufacture consent to public wealth. when the ruling classes protect themselves. in the final.