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it is. the headline international the new york times out of. the way mainstream on social media. and the hidden camera footage. as i. can see but that's. the film's the whole of islamic states legacy and liberated areas of syria here on the program the terror groups form a police station and prison many innocent people lost their lives.
with the spanish prime minister. of the region whether it's a declaration of independence. a very well welcome to you from all of us here at international in moscow we have. the journalistic standards of the new york times brought into question after a video. editor was revealing his political and professional. and you're going to be how they get time to. be a. little
the man in the video nicholas dudek well he's 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 comey was his quote godfather although he later did change the story on that now the new york times has reacted to these revelations released by the group known as project veritas in a statement the newspaper admitted that due to apparently violated the outlets own ethics code it also claims he exaggerated the influence he had at the outlet however the net why didn't they with project veritas releasing additional revelations regarding do it and its connections to people in silicon valley let's get more details on this now here's our correspondent so america. 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 it or. what grows out of those that's very close to the base that we've got to just give you that. 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 friend's quote cure rate the front page of you tube project veritas also managed to reach one of do to you tube connections friend and
former colleague ernest petit who works its you tube's brand and diversity curation lead petty explained how you tube pushes what he calls legitimate news to the top manipulating algorithms to promote news pieces and even censor content but according to petit 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 isn't in the truth and ok it's very ok but those. use something that intervention make sure that we. encourage the thing to be 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 very steven gordon believes so called gate keeping by social media is a big 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 was pretty clear about having worked for two presidential campaigns and wanted 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 statements described they didn't rebut the
accuracy of what we said we kind of suspected that if they 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 necessary stopping or suppressing story lines 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 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 startup 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 and new york times and you tube aren't bad the bastard child of that relationship is fake news well donald trump who has long
been waging a post in a war against so-called fake media hasn't missed the chance to lash out again he tweeted that if outlets are making things up perhaps licenses should be revoked and late on wednesday the president also accused the press of dishonesty. no the press should speak more honestly and 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. 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. the debate over social media content is also heating up across the atlantic. regulations on internet giants sparking freedom of speech later in the program we'll have a good look at that. for now as the battle against eisold in debt is all profits continues has been traveling with the syrian army to get first hand experience right from the front line.
is one of the. briefly shooting himself in the way. following the liberation of the syrian army is now advancing on ice positions to the north west however years of islamic state control have caused massive damage to the hospital a village. has witnessed 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 poori in in preparation for the next push against the jihad ists still there's more to it had lho was 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 doled out their own brand of justice offenses like owning a sim card being a syrian government worker or an infidel carried the death penalty. many of the of these id cards no longer alive 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 in money you paid in goods are. there are american. soldiers was still sweeping hatta looking for isis hideaways and bombs most had been cleared when we got there but. not all there weren't that many booby traps and. crude made uncharacteristic of isis suggesting that perhaps isis did not expect to loose so quickly. from syria. the spanish prime minister has set up
monday deadline for the cattle and leader to decide whether the region's adopted a declaration of independence he also dubbed the current situation an attempt at quote deliberate confusion. to confirm. the ultimatum from madrid comes off the catalonians leaders sign a declaration but postponed its adoption calling for dialogue with madrid if indeed the declaration is adopted the spanish government's likely to trigger article one fifty five of the constitution ultimately 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 start a dialogue on 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 and i'll now it's meant where it wasn't really clear what was announced by puts them on and this was 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 capital 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 capital and regional parliament which forms along with healthy 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 an understandable fear 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 year for the 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 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 the people here who voted for
independence are really beginning to run out of patience. catalonia held a referendum almost two weeks ago with some ninety percent of voters said to have chosen to break away although it's amid allegations of widespread brutality from national police it is 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 all really go it alone because. 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. a cooling on you to support this negotiation and calling on you to
say no to this recipient of memorandums that's destroying europe. when an overwhelming no to a stereotype was returned to suppress caved in to the troika anyway it was i'm telling you right here that i take full responsibility for mistakes as well as for signing an agreement that i do not believe in however i'm obliged to implement it next up because this struggle for independence the self proclaimed region in moving iraq has been raring to go certainly for years now citing tensions with baghdad we choose to live together with baghdad willingly if 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 it alone. 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 it was almost two weeks ago and since then silence within the same silence will fall on catalonia awakes to be see. quarter past the hour here in moscow thanks for joining us so far the times newspaper in the u.k. claims that british politicians are during the kremlin is betting by participating in our program or cover that story in a way. thank you for new to the game this is how it works now the economy is built around corporations corporations run washington washington controls the media the media control over the voters elected businessman to run this country business equals power you must it's not business as usual it's business like it's never been done before. what politicians do something
to. put themselves on the line they did accept the reject. so when you want to express. some want. to go right to the pros this is what the three of the more people are. interested in the water. thanks. for joining us here on r.t. social media giants of feeling the heat again this time in the u.k. british m.p.'s what the likes of facebook and google to be classified as media outlets meaning they would be subjected to greater regulation but then that's
raising concerns about freedom of speech because the online giants would then be moderated by off called the u.k.'s telecommunications watchdog it ensures that t.v. and radio audiences are protected from offensive material although it does not regulate newspapers and magazines and we got feedback from two guests the whole idea of risk completely ludicrous it's even like football 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 nobody is accountable to the social media platforms accountable and there's no way of holding those who post. kyle in british still you know who are you you know where are you i think there's been incredible excesses i'm facebook and google have an awful lot of fall but. that's not all they all
are i have a twitter account i reach week 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 is exactly 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 or governments 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 because if you're not going to be able to. code to say anything negative about homosexuality or anything negative about islam then that is an
infringement on freedom of speech but just slike you people off all posting fake news you must must be must be accountable i quite accept and quite agree that facebook and google should be doing far more to clean up their own but not all of those freedom of speech issues what is your definition of what is terrorist material versus controversial political opinion. the times a newspaper claims british politicians are doing the kremlin's bidding by participating in artie's programs in fact it gives the exact number of appearances and the fees reportedly paid to them. or investigates. this is one of britain's most read newspapers and one of the leading edge a tauriel 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 although there's another article that elaborates on concerns 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 r.t. 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 politician friends list in this article do you think that it's a fair assessment so why do they come on your show really short of journalism isn't it the murdoch times i mean to my knowledge they haven't gone to r.t.
for gone with that alone going underground which is a 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 that we'll look at issues in depth and allow them to actually speak in action one of the articles here lists a lot of the labor m.p.'s that came on the show and on the news channel and a select few of the conservative ones can you explain that to an international audience well i think obviously labor politicians have been on this show but conservative ones from other smaller parties i think this obviously indicates the murdoch line you know they're trying to somehow attack media that is. funded by the russian government by saying it is allied to 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 if you 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 the british view is used to in this country all the russian embassy in london responded on twitter by questioning the logic behind the article it pondered if russian politicians appearing on the b.b.c. ultimately they must be there for helping the british prime minister. now a libyan humanitarian a 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 airstrike it was june twentieth seven rockets family home in the small town of sort of near tripoli among the thirteen people killed in what nato called
precision bombing where his wife two children niece and aunt the alliance claims the strike was conducted on a regime a command center. case against nato had previously been dismissed by the court of instants referring to the organizations immunity but his lawyer claims there are contradictions and nato's explanation of this precision 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 observed the site over a prolonged period of time before conducting the precision strike which minimized any potential risk of causing unnecessary casualties very quick very quickly it became clear that there was absolutely nothing like this in the compound that was
bombed that especially not in the building where mr edward 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. i 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 all those who would be suspected of being too close to the former regime terrorizing into them into capitalization something like that. he is
a humanitarian activist and the founder of an international organization for peace care and relief in libya although it's claimed he also had links to the deposed regime. 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 rural areas poor people though undoubtedly suffered a lot from nato intervention the case here is also that mr and i may be of course complains about his own family and his own suffering and 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 your one news continues show me.
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center down a dark web child exploitation form called child's play which acted as an online underground meeting place for thousands upon thousands of pedophiles and child pornographers to not only peddle their heinous wares but also among other things discuss the best ways to not get caught by authorities the site was created back in april of two thousand and sixteen according to reports attract more than one million registered users by the time of its demise this last september speaking to reporters task force argos commander inspector jon rouse explained our team and units like others across the world are singularity focused on stopping the sexual abuse of children and we will continue to work together to infiltrate disrupt and dismantle child sex offender networks like this one. and while i don't think anyone with a conscience could possibly argue against that mission it's the tack to.