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john oliver a hearty americans do the same we are apparently better than food let's see some people you've never heard of love back to the night my president of the world bank though kate was really. seriously send us an e-mail. spain's prime minister just urging his country senate to suspend cantaloupe years autonomy is pleased to said to senators kay literally just minutes ago as they prepare to vote on taking back control of the region live pictures there from barcelona with this could potentially have a huge effect big story kicking off today where across the another big story two twitter targets us blocking our ads accounts in the latest attack on russian media i will tell you the latest on that one as well plus two today the multi billion dollar cyber security industry could be about to double in value in the coming
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years under the constant threat of the internet web. it's midday zero one friday the twenty seventh of october thanks be with us kevin are we with you here without international and that breaking news is coming from spain where the prime minister literally in the last couple of minutes just appealed to his senate to go ahead with taking control of catalonia he addressed the upper house of parliament members there are set to vote on it in about three hours time whether or not to impose direct rule on the rest of region if it does there's going to be a lot of trouble for cost maybe after the controversial independence referendum nearly a month ago now on thursday yes they can't run leaders decided not to hold the snap elections but they held back from pushing through with secession. let's go over to
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barcelona yet this news filtering through it's not going to go well with the people that want to go it alone there is. absolutely in in the last few minutes i've been speaking to him. couple of the people who've gathered here outside the government in catalan who are hoping for a declaration of independence this is clearly an area where a lot of independents this are gathering and they said that the upsy despises idea that article one fifty five could be passed that's because many people have described it as being the nuclear option it's part of the spanish constitution that has never been used since it was created in one thousand nine hundred seventy eight and many people see that as being an opportunity to have that nuclear option because it would mean if article one fifty five is passed by the spanish government in madrid they would take full control of catalonia which would mean this region
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would lose new ptolemy it has now the spanish prime minister rudd has already said that he wants to join the catalan president to go he wants elections to be held he said he wants those elections to be held in an atmosphere of institutional new maliki and he said that article one fifty five is the only way for this crisis to be solved let's take a listen to what he said in the last half an hour. they pretty much of it is because we're asking you senators to dismiss the president vice president and members of the council and government likewise the regional parliament must be far from electing new members. well that decision to go ahead with plans to vote on article one fifty five which
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we expect in the next few hours was only able to take place because the catalan president told us pushing one decided on thursday not to declare independence nor to declare what was normally expected by many which was a snap election that was going to decide to sit on the. sense that allows this senate is in madrid to continue with that photo later today let's have a listen to what he said on thursday. more than willing to action as long as there's a go and see. to them treated with respect there's been no such currency to date as . well many people have gathered outside the spanish parliament and i don't know if you'll be able to see just behind me but it has been entirely blocked off because they are expecting this crowd to potentially get agitated depending on what happens today whether that is the implementation of article one fifty five by madrid or whether indeed it is
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a declaration of independence here in catalonia the catalan parliament and now discussing the possibility of making that declaration there is no indication yet whether that will happen although many politicians and many people in the streets all very quietly confident that they today will see this to be an independent republic. coming to a head this week will be following it over the coming hours with your help there in barcelona thanks very much for now. we spoke to a parliament member who is pro independence he told us he believes the regional parliament will push to break away as things might turn ugly with madrid most the worry. but what the catalan did was quite a clever move with the catalan president that a clever move because we devolved the decision to the cattle and parliament now as you know there's a pro independence majority there so obviously that points in one clear direction
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that probably will have a vote in favor of an attendant using that things might get very ugly here with the repression of the spanish government we are a peaceful people we are civic we are for so obviously you can expect some massive resistance from the catalan people because we are very proud nation now we're not more than any other nation but we're not less than any other nations we have our rights we have the right of self-determination and we are going to support that we're going to defend our rights and should expect to there's a ripple effect from all this particular across the border just to the south of france there where there's plenty of support for catalan independence there's a reason for this going back centuries for centuries that place was part of catalonia and it ceded to france in the seventeenth century but it's still known as northern catalonia with its own regional language and dialect is what locals there
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to say about this independence push. what's happening is very serious and sadly i find the elected representatives say much of this. beyond neutral passive boring for people who claim to be democratic. we ask for donations and we'll collect a large sum of money of course but this is only the beginning we also want to show that we are here to tell our friends in the south don't worry you're not alone. when there is an oppressor and oppressed those who say nothing give their press or power work we want our representatives and our parliamentarians to come forward and to clearly say who this support is say with us over the coming hours that this to twitter has blocked this channel from advertising on its platform is big news today in an unprecedented and out of the blue it has to be moved to be clear it doesn't affect news feed it can she can still follow us online as usual but it does have
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big ramifications as daniel hawkins explains. a story where the plot thickens and develops almost weekly r.t. has received notification from twitter it began positively we believe in freedom of expression and in speaking truth to power it ended ironically with the news that all r.t. accounts on our brand from advertising any content on the social media platform twitter has made policy decision to or board advertising from all accounts owned by russia today and sputnik according to twitter r t on behalf of the russian government attempted to interfere in u.s. elections as claimed by the us intelligence report back in january twenty seventh team no clear accusations of wrongdoing misconduct or breach of policy now this turn of events is almost comical given that last year twitter offered to deliver an unbiased point of view of the us elections through an exclusive ad campaign aimed
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to promote artie's election coverage and bring it to a wider american audience ortiz released some details of the election collaboration offer to provide a clearer picture now this special offer included many features from customize the modes you hashtags to analytics and research solutions even a dedicated team of twitter experts to help with media strategy now this had the specific aim of having a bigger reach to american voters and viewers why would twitter have offered this to a kremlin propaganda tool seeking to control the election after the negotiations r.t. didn't take up the offer because of the hefty price tag it went over all social media budgets what happened over the last year and a half how has r.t.e. gone from trusted media partner to being on par with mysterious russian bots and trolls here are the facts r t never violated any rules while advertising on twitter
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r.t. has never dealt with and will never deal with bots or any other compromised tools on any. media platform r t has never spread any sort of deliberate misinformation if this had not been the case r t would have been banned by any social media platform in question as all of them have strict rules for policy violations however twitter included this channel in their report russian interference in the twenty sixth elections it even went as far as releasing confidential information on spending on the platform a marketing strategy used by most international news outlets by the way in this day and age but again no proof of real misconduct the unprecedented actions of twitter might end up backfiring for all media outlets as artie's editor in chief has warned honestly i didn't believe that twitter was controlled by american security services it looked like a conspiracy theory to me but twitter has just confessed it's
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a pity especially because american news outlets operating in russia will now feel the tenderness of russian tit for tat measures in the twitter officials will testify before congress on russian election meddling no doubt auti will be given a mention and while we're happy we've played by twitter's rules can twitter say they've avoided by the very principles of expression they say they believe in. good point ok well gloves off a bit since twitter's already disclosed confidential data let's face it end of the day about the ad contract they had with us let's get it all out in the open in twenty sixty twitter made a special us selection of to see with quite a hefty price tag attached to it it would have cost us one point five million dollars over just four months not a dos but with a few more niceties some bolt on options it could have ended up spending three point three million dollars if we'd gone ahead and what you get for that kind of
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money well for one thing i can tell you a customized mode is find out that would have said r.t. eight hundred thousand dollars nice management anyway i decided to decline to it is very kind of off. r.t. said if social media told farmer earlier about how to his decision this comes really disappointing shock nonetheless. but we've never broken a rule on that and i dare say given the climate in america right now how do our team broken a rule would be very quick to hear about iraq now but we haven't quite clearly and both it seems to me like that there's a certain desire to squeeze us a little bit in terms of you know how to reach across the digital they've never really expressed concern about the content or any of these concerns that they've expressed today no there would there's been no can no expressions of concern about our content on the contrary you know we've always tried to be very innovative digital publisher it's it's really surprising. unfortunate that they've decided in this decision unilaterally to prevent us from campaigning but in my opinion it
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speaks it speaks more to the kind of level hysteria level of hysteria that's in america from our point of view as a really important part from for us we certainly deeply regret it we're shocked by it we deeply regret that you know we could've spoken about this before hundred he's given given each other some heads up and you know quite clearly adamantly you know stand our ground in terms of the integrity and the quality of the products that we publish on our platform were pretty good this is a deliberate move to get everybody off of what's happening right now to the hillary clinton f.b.i. investigation everybody's favorite now let me get this straight r.t.d. buys it ad or ads ok like the world does what did these ads do did they survive the election did they cause or were they evidence of or in d.c. of colucci what pray tell did these ads or conflicts they made
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americans. i think and maybe caused curiosity dissension perhaps and that was the collodion so that's a great move for freedom of speech way to go twitter it's disgusting. now the moves against the were described as a witch hunt by the russian foreign ministry last month that they've been gathering pace to let me recap the us justice department demanded that r.t. america register under the cold war era foreign agents act now moscow said should that happen it would result in serious legal consequences then google removed you choose premium advertising service in the states without any prior notice to see the attacks against this channel started after january's u.s. intelligence report on alleged russian meddling there's never been any solid proof that r.t. influence the twenty sixteen us election despite the ongoing flurry of attacks in
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congress but one propaganda machine contributed to the influence campaign by serving as a platform for kremlin messaging using russian government funded outlets russian propaganda media outlets like r t i think it's a propaganda arm of government that is definitely not on our side reports have it that russia not only wanted to weigh in in the election with they also want to undermine u.s. confidence the citizens confidence in our electoral process and in our democratic values the experts we talked to believe that twitter might have been pressured into making this move against. it's them trying to curry favor with congress before having to go before congress i know this is coming from from from from some sector in the government we just don't know which one but i think that when the hearings take place and twitter comes up and asked to
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explain this and they're going to come up and say hey look what we did now leave us alone it's not they're not going to leave them alone they're going to push them even more so when the hearings take place i think we're going to find out who behind the scenes is done this again it's probably within the american intelligence community but it definitely is pressure it's just the question is from what area of the government is it coming from. of course it's not a coincidence i mean the smear in the count's me is showing clinton and trump i mean it's just another go not just of bashing out say but bashing russia as well i don't lot of people they look at the social media accounts like twitter and facebook and instagram and somehow believe that these are the past year ins of free speech but we're increasingly seeing sentient if anybody dead told how to games that mainstream narrative so i understand where this attack is now come on. and i'll come see what r.t. have done wrong or to we get this unholy alliance between the fourth the state
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machine the press and the people and politicians it's not so good and it's not a healthy relationship. no i don't think it was an accident or or a mix up or is in any way i think it was directed look you know back there in the old days during the cold war it was the soviet union that sought to protect protect its population from infection by any voice that descended from the dissented from the official media now we have american media companies and the american government trying to shut down dissent and make sure we could only listen to c.n.n. and we see no defense in the scenting. voices at all this is a very ominous development it's not so much even r t but what does this say about what the american government the american agencies and now these social media companies are willing to do to compromise information coming to the american people . you're watching international we're proud to be with you all the way why there's
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a sinister side to the internet that you should know more about why it's so hard to tell red from blue and u.s. politics these days.
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and you go there. just. to be. there has been happening. again no surprises of course the internet has a long had a sinister side which few ever experience thankfully but which should be a concern to anyone who gets online. this is just.
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yet securing information held online is an endless battle is getting tough cyber crimes have rocketed in recent is it still the cost a country could double over the next five years subsequently explode barry spillman explains some of the dangers looking out. the dark way it has become a place where a lot of very bad things are going on over there it wasn't always that way and it wasn't meant to be that way the dark web was a set up the words of the by the united states navy to be used as a place for dissidents or people in third world countries who want to have connections with the outside world or to provide privacy and anonymity but the problem is is that the dark web has been hijacked by bad people because of the same reasons that it's providing that same anonymity and basically today you have tremendous amounts of cyber crime that are being run off in the dark where different sites different forums marketplaces reflect like look like amazon where
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they're actually selling things broken down into categories and i say selling things i mean everything you can possibly imagine drugs weapons pornography all the bad things you could imagine. it's also a place that is beginning to threaten organizations because if someone is breached and this large data breaches this information can find its way for sale on the dark web or just the density of people being stolen whether it's students at a university whether it's the medicare program in australia which we brits recently saw a dark web cyber intelligence company is a company like ours six that basically is analyzing information that's on the dark web and other sources like the deep web and basically providing a threat intelligence picture of the different threats that are out there and these different and these areas. picking which party to back in the us used to be a pretty straightforward choice but these days more and more than a few republicans said it's
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a sin to be vocally to the against their own president and sounded more like the democrats it is getting tougher. but now the new york into play a spot of spot the republican in the usa it's coke or pepsi mcdonald's or burger king and we all know in politics it's democrats or republicans but now we've got three senators who don't exactly fit these categories you know you would think he would aspire to be the president united states and act like a present united states but you know there's just not going to be the case apparently a democrat sounds like a democrat democrats that it was actually senator corker a republican. say something like that to abandon the idea as we have advanced around the globe to really use the ugly gauge of international leadership and our duty to remain the last especially hope. for the sake of some afghan state. nation against republican and you're correct that john mccain
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a republican we must stop pretending that the dick degradation of our politics and the conduct of some in our executive branch are normal they are not normal reckless outrageous and undignified behavior has become excused in countenance as telling it like it is. when it is actually just reckless outrageous and dignified and dignified democrat actually that's a real they might sound like members of our classic democrats attacking trump but these are republican senators at least for the moment now at least two of them say that they're not planning to run for reelection well there seems to be a falling out within the republican party but they're not democrats so where do they fit into their new third party well they certainly have political weight i don't know if they have the popularity to form a third party of three represent the paul six of the old republican guard the
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establishment republican party and they see the writing on the wall and frankly there's no future for them in the republican party as it is being led by president trump they can say what they want to about the president but they can't they can't win elections and that's why they're going to and i think senator corker and now senator flake. you know if they did decide to run for reelection they would probably would they were facing a primary opponent and they would probably lose the election so at this point the u.s. senate has fifty two republicans forty six democrats plus two independents who caucus with the democrats so three republican senators marching to their own drumbeat isn't a small matter last july they played a decisive role in defeating republicans health care bill intended to overturn obamacare. now it's worth noting that both the weekly standard and the national review both of them ideological voices of neoconservatism are with the senators and against the
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president and they've even got a popular hash tag alert the day care staff so these anti trump republicans may be leaving the senate but until they do they're making sure trump doesn't get his own way up and r.t. new york now is a question for you are you partial to a morning post. i know i am but maybe not for much longer there's been a huge spike in the cost of a key ingredient in france's most iconic pastry the quest song what are we going to do the butter shortage in the country could spell the end of the delicacy we hear with the industry under a president pressure. but
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let's take you straight to pass slower for i say goodbye for now reminder that breaking news in the past hour spanish prime minister mariano rajoy has appealed to his senate to go ahead with taking control of catalonia and dismissing its leader potentially well known but a potential is big news very much for catalonia members will vote in less than three hours on whether or not to impose direct rule in catalonia in response to cover lowliest threat to declaring independence the council and parliament met
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yesterday they decided against a snap election they're going to hold back from pushing through a secession it's really coming to a head now despite that prime minister old boy once leaders in madrid to. the muscles we're asking you senators to dismiss the president vice president and members of the council and government likewise the regional parliament must be far from electing new members. so continue to follow us today have you watch this sora keep up to date with us as we follow that story by the way just a bit more about the twit to clamp down on this really important to point out she was still of course all new to it with all the same feeds as usual for all the latest updates to stay with this as they happen just search for or any of a correspondents really good to know that you follow it my name's kevin though in
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