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tv   The Briefing  BBC News  March 18, 2019 5:45am-6:00am GMT

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good morning. of an anti—austerity protester welcome to breakfast, on the champs—elysees in paris, with dan walker and louise minchin. proclaiming that president macron poses a grave danger our headlines today: to france's health. police in northern ireland say two people have died and a further two and finally, bbc online are in hospital, one critical, are reporting that women are now better represented following a st patrick's day party in film and theatre, in county tyrone. according to acclaimed playwright and director new zealand's prime minister says her government will move quickly to toughen sir david hare. the country's gun laws following the deadly attack will feel more like spring with on mosques in christchurch. temperatures up to 16. with me is stephanie hare, an independent will it be third time research analyst. lucky for theresa may, as a last—minute push continues to woo the dup and dozens of her own mps to let's start with the latest developments from new zealand. the back her brexit deal? prime minister announcing that the good morning. stocking up. with 11 days to go before we're gun laws will change. they seem to supposed to leave the eu, are supermarkets and shoppers making be moving fairly rapidly on this. it sure they don't run out is such a striking contrast with the of the things they need? us where we are used to so many shootings. nothing happened within congress because of the powerful nra lobby. in new zealand they are taking an approach much similar to that of australia, which banned guns
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after a massacre, and had an amnesty. it can be done if there is political will. there has been i think a lot of praise and admiration for the way that jacinda ardern has provided leadership in the days after this attack. she has shown an incredible human touch and compassion in her leadership style, she has gone and promised to cover the cost of the funerals and to help the cost of the funerals and to help the families as they move on with their lives, and she is taking very swift action on the gun laws within new zealand, and they might even be looking at social media laws. let's move looking at social media laws. let's m ove o nto looking at social media laws. let's move onto actually. that has been a very big factor in these attacks, the role of social media. ijust wonder, do you think that the fact people can get this notoriety and can... the horrific footage can be shared so quickly and easily,
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perhaps leads people to be more likely to do this kind of thing?m certainly makes us question whether oi’ certainly makes us question whether or not being able to live stream footage, is that some sort of human rights, or can we pull that product back until the tech companies are able to demonstrate that they really can take down content that is questionable. in an emergency situation, nobody is suggesting that censorship and free speech are at sta ke, censorship and free speech are at stake, everyone can agree that this type of video is not a free—speech issue. you are right to raise the point that unless that question is answered, we can certainly see further abuses of the tool. the difficulty for the tech companies is that by its nature, if you are going to have a live streaming it not like moderating video clips that are put up. it is another layer of difficulty and complexity. everyone was questioning why it was so difficult to take it down, and the fa ct of difficult to take it down, and the fact of the matter is, when you are doing artificial intelligence
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solution to moderating videos like that you have to deal with multiple people talking at the same time, slain, there is cultural context, it is difficult to pick that stuff up. it is not the same as scanning photographs. once they created the hash for the video, if someone edited the video, founded on their phone and repost about, it is not going to get picked up. it is great that facebook was able to take down 1.5 million copies in 2a hours, but the damage was done in the first hour. where is the balance between the role that tech companies that operate these platforms have to pay, compared to the role that where it —— we as users have to play, the responsibility we have to make sure that these things don't get inadvertently shared. that these things don't get inadvertently sharedli that these things don't get inadvertently shared. i think it would be great if we lived in a
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world where users all had good manners and kindness and courtesy, but we live in the real world and therefore technology has to be designed that cannot be abused. very difficult question for our times. let's move on to another story that is dominating the papers in the uk, and that is brexit once again. the finance minister philip hammond saying over the weekend that the deal would only be —— only be put before parliament a third time if the government is sure it has the votes to get it through, to get it approved. on the other side of things, borisjohnson, approved. on the other side of things, boris johnson, the approved. on the other side of things, borisjohnson, the former foreign secretary, urging mps to reject it. boris johnson would be very happy to see the uk leave the european union without a deal at all, he does not like the prime minister's deal, he doesn't want to have to go back and renegotiate, and he is thinking that somehow the prime ministerjust goes to the eu summit on thursday and seeks to renegotiate the backstop again, that she will somehow get better terms. we have seen no indication of that,
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so now what we are looking for is to see whether or not the ten dup mps in northern ireland, if they come onside, that is what theresa may needs to get this deal through. if those ten mps come onside, the really right when people in her party, the hardcore brexiteers will likely follow and they will pass the deal. whether that happens before the summit or after it, that is the question, but the real powerplay is those ten mps. the dup is that group of northern irish mps that the prime minister relies on to have that majority in parliament, and that is why they are so crucial in getting the deal through. there was talk at one point of their price for that, a seat at the table when the next, the longer term trade negotiations happen. things moving very rapidly on that, and we will see where we are at the end of the week compared to where we were on friday. the new
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york times, focusing on these tragic plane crashes that the ethiopian airlines, this almost seems that it beggars belief, that pilots were being trained in ipad? yes, there has been questions raised in the united states about whether or not boeing, the company that ma nufa ctu res boeing, the company that manufactures these planes, is being allowed to mark its own homework by the federal aviation authority. therefore they did not make it so that pilots had to actually go through a flight simulator training on this particular model. there is a real question in play as to whether thatis real question in play as to whether that is negligence and people were allowed to fire plane, they went capable of dealing with the software changes and issues and as a result we have had these two crashes. and yet there were reports around that in the earlier crash, the lion our
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one, that pilots were repeatedly trying to switch off the automated system that kept forcing the plane's no down —— nosedown because it thought the plane was stalling. you have human intervention against machines —— lion air. and the machines —— lion air. and the machines prevailed. this is the nightmare of humans and technology. ina nightmare of humans and technology. in a emergency situation, do you wa nt in a emergency situation, do you want human beings to have the final say? let's turn to the times now, another weekend of protest on the streets of paris. and the anger among these protesters, the yellow vests movement, the anger against president macron, his economic policies just seems to grow. president macron, his economic policies just seems to growm president macron, his economic policiesjust seems to grow. it is important to remember that the protest we saw the weekend with the most we have seen, but there were actually fewer protesters. there are divisions even within the lms movement about what is they actually want, why is macron the problem, and what can he do to forestall the problem. he has been listening to a
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listening tour for two months to find out what people want, how they can make things better. clearly that is not working but there are also the risk of some hardliners here because they are getting a lot of press, trashing the chancel is a, —— champs—elysees. press, trashing the chancel is a, —— champs-elysees. we will talk about this more in the future. one thing i saw on bbc online, so david hare, the playwright, saying there is better representation of women in film and theatre these days but still not enough. —— said david hare. he is saying this is not coming from the industry itself, this is reflecting of the push from society. it is no longer acceptable to have so few female screenwriters, directors and writers. we need to see women help make the stories and have agencies in the stories. the challenges, how do you encourage women to see industries as ones
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that, ones that they can realistically achieve the highest levels in, it up until now that has seen close off) the industry has to say there is room for them at the table, and make an effort to do that. thank you very much indeed, if you want to have a look in more detail about that article, the interview with sir david howe, you can go to bbc .com/ news. thank you very much. —— david hale. stay with us here on bbc news — so much more to come. we will bring you the latest developments from new zealand and we will have the latest business news as well. stay with us. it has been a very unsettled weekend of weather. we have had some strong winds,
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heavy rain, even some hills snow on saturday. sunday was a day of sunshine and heavy showers, this picture was taken by one of our weather watchers in dover. dramatic weatherscape there. big shower clouds and heavy hail showers around as well. the unsettled weather is about to change. things are settling down and that is starting to affect this area of high pressure out of the south—west, nudging its way closer towards the uk. with a jetstream further north it is keeping the weather at bay. it is looking much more dry and less windy that it has been, but we will have some weather fronts pushing in from the west, so not dry across the board but more quiet that it has been. monday starts on a chilly note, a touch of frost likely here. that cloud will bring some splashes of fairly light, patchy rain across northern ireland, western scotland and western fringes of england and wales as well. the central and eastern parts of england, central eastern scotland, you should say drive through the day, sunny spells lasting
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into the afternoon when clouds should then increase. top temperatures around 8—12 on monday, still rather on the cool side for this time of year. but at least we have lost that wind chill which has been with us for a few days. heading through monday and you can see that cloud continuing overnight and on into tuesday. again a few spots of rain heading in from the north and west but for the bulk of the uk it is looking brighter start the day on tuesday. there could be the odd touch of frost if we do see clear skies in the east, but for the most part it is looking reasonably mild and frost free first thing tuesday. then we have got this next system, this warm front trying to move in from the northwest on tuesday but it is bumping into high—pressure pushing in from the south. the many southern and eastern areas tuesday should be a fine day. some sunny spells, some cloud here and now, more cloud in the north—west where we have that weak weather front bringing a few spots of rain to western scotland and the irish sea coast. temperature is starting to add up so around 12— 1a degrees, top
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temperatures on tuesday. into wednesday another largely dry, settled day, wednesday is the spring equinox, looking largely dry and settled. some sunny spells breaking through the cloud and it will feel more like spring with temperatures up to 16.
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