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this is the w. news live from berlin what's in store for germany's chancellor angela merkel is due to address the parliament shortly laying out her government's priorities for the next four years can she could beenz critics that she's taking the country in the right direction will have loud live coverage also coming up did he help donald trump to victory cambridge analytical c.e.o. alexander dix there suspended after posting on hidden camera about using dirty
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tricks to swing election and what it facebook know about how his firm was manipulating data for millions of its users. i'm sumi so much going to thank you for joining us german chancellor angela merkel is about to lay out her government's plans for the next four years that's after being sworn into office for her fourth term last week but she faces a tough crowd after months of wrangling to form a government many in parliament are still a deeply unhappy with the resulting coalition between merkel's conservatives and the social democrats her job today is to win their confidence that she has the right road map for germany's future and we'll be going live to the chancellor's speech just a few moments you see there the pictures live from the bundestag that is the president of the point of psychotherapy speaking at the moment and we'll be keeping
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our close eye on exactly what is happening in the bundestag listening in to the chancellor for now though we have our political course. nina has are with us here in studio to talk more about what you expect from the chancellor nina this government has its work cut out for you can definitely say that there are so many issues on the table here what is what are we going to see here from the chancellor and what can she do to keep this government out of crisis mode well first of all i think it's important to say that it may look like the same government that we've seen for the past few years because it's the same parties that are involved but of course a lot has changed since september elections and uncle americal is under pressure at home the parties don't have the same force anymore in the bundestag they have a narrow majority than they used to have so there are lots of domestic issues on the table they have a very strong opposition with four political groups in the you know we're going to leave it there because you see the chancellor is very interesting going by what she
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has to say to her colleagues ladies and gentlemen here almost six months ago september twenty fourth and twenty seventeen a new german parliament was elected and one week ago finally the new government of the grand coalition between c.d.u. c.s.u. and s.p.d. was sworn in discussions to set up a circle jamaica coalition hunt previously failed so it took hundred seventy one days to form a new government as long as never before in the history of the fed republic of germany just these difficult circumstances indicates that in this country quite obviously things have changed and all of this despite the fact that all countries looking where we have the largest number of people employed since unification unemployment is sustainably dropping the tax revenues for federal regional local governments are increasing investment activities have increased in recent years we
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didn't have to. make more boring we are spending more money on research and. cation so despite the fact that germany is looking really good. and especially as we are economically stronger than ever since unification many people are worried about the future the telnor of the dispute has become sharper respect of. an opposing viewpoint has plummeted the fear of things have grown about ken he's an insider have increased the can he isn't of old and young and the east and west and countryside people who've lived here for many generations and those who have come as my friends and refugee. the question as to how well our state based on the rule of law really works whether
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the social market economy will keep its promise for prosperity in the future there are concerns for many people and the political parties and now carry the government c.d.u. c.s.u. and s.p.d. have noticed large by incurring heavy losses in the votes they collected the last elections these were all concerns not moved during the negotiations to form a new government during these negotiations and to form a coalition we were worried how for years after we formed the last grand coalition in this very special situation that our country is in how can we give the right answers. it is undeniable that among the manifold challenges we've been facing in recent years among them the problems of the euro zone combating international terror. the many people who have fled to come to germany from syria iraq afghanistan primarily in the years twenty fifteen and twenty sixteen i people
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who have. an unparalleled challenge to our country and it was more than months though. debates about this development the debate about what the right path ahead is how to act in an urgent situation how can we long term cope with integration all these are things which have deeply divided and polarized our country so much so that a pretty simple sentence like we can make it which i said in august twenty fifth in . which i actually said more or less the same way throughout my political naive and in my private life in all sorts of different contexts of said that sent me dozens of times before but this sentence suddenly became a point which crystallized the whole debate. the debate about this so trivial sentence has since become almost a symptom for one our country and we can make do
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together. what we actually want to manage together given this world migration which is the largest wave of migration we've seen since world war two and also given all that our country stands for and what it is characterized by we should briefly even your back to what really happened seven years ago the totally devastating war in syria started a civil war which cost the lives of hundreds of thousands of papers a war where half the syrian people found themselves refugees. in addition to that the i.r.s. days were active in iraq and syria the stakeout system of iraq and libya collapsed basically these were all consequences of what was originally hoped to be a new development the arab spring and all these developments didn't just happen
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somewhere anywhere no happened right outside the european where parts of this. the whole truth is also that we and that does include myself and many of our partners in the european union we were. waiting too long and we reacted to how far to at least some of us also may have simply hoped that these problems wouldn't concern us directly. at a time of global digital connectivity this hope proved not just to be wrong but actually looking back it was naive because it was always clear that foreign policy and domestic policy cannot really be separated part of the truth of who is also there we were too late into looking at the fact that turkey had already accepted three million syrian refugees and we waited for far too long for what on paper was a conclusive but practically zero practical agreement the dublin agreement
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but also because we as germans living in the heart of europe. we want all not affected by all the as refugees streaming around us but it's also part of the truth that we recognize too late how millions of syrian refugees found refuge in syria in jordan. and after many years activities of international aid organizations are still didn't have enough to eat or drink far less education for their children it is also part of the truth we look just signed for too long the collapse in libya in turkey. jordan and turkey there were all over the place unscrupulous gangs of people traffickers who found illegal way of the smuggling people into other countries very much to their detriment abusing their hopelessness and the future to achieve whatever doing that was. the recently for the many many numbers of refugees
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who came to us through greece through italy after two hundred thousand people who came in twenty fourteen there were eight hundred ninety thousand just in the year twenty fifteen and just to germany. i think yes when they arrived we accept it they say people we didn't reach any different with every single one was granted an asylum procedure compliant with our laws and according to both european only international laws the people who arrived on our shores to the very vast majority couldn't really help the fact that the international community had almost forgotten them we accepted them ask people as human beings. and that's why and yes it was an extraordinary test for our country for the local authorities for the people working here for the many volunteers. for the german
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armed forces the german railway as the people working at the office for migration and foreigners for everybody working at any level of government not a single one of our structures was properly prepared for this job and how could they have been but all the same be still. by and large managed to cope with this immense strong. that's good i mean given everybody who has been involved in it sometimes people still our number always be grateful to them and our country can be proud of. i mean it's really good all but of course it is also true to say that this was a humanitarian situation which was an exemption from the rule and such an extraordinary situation shouldn't a mustn't repeat itself because any repetition would only show to prove we didn't
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learn anything neither nationally nor the european even international level and that is why we acted and that is why we have to continue to act. first. facilitators and people traffickers don't find their work so easy we can affirm formulate an agreement with turkey and provide a financial support for millions of refugees a second tranche of another three billion euro this. will have to be prepared provided for by the european union and next few months i know that the e.u. turkey agreement. is something which many people object even to this day but i will always defend it. because it certainly is better. than to simply what should people die in the aegean sea and to not act in the face of the activities of the people smugglers.
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and even will you please. dear colleagues we are trying to come to some low greenland's with the libyan national unity government but of course the conditions there are much more difficult than they were when we agreed with turkey second. never again must the un aid programs peace so under financed. dramatically worse two years ago. that's why. i'm not is why in recent years the world food program and the u.n.h.c.r. have received a great deal more support from germany we provided help on the spot near where people actually live anatomy is essential because we need to urgently tackle the causes that make people leave and do so decisively for that we need political situations and as we are just watching this is extraordinary difficult because these are the very days where we are seeing dreadful things happening through.
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bombings for example in his router we condemned the bombing of for example a school we do so very strangely the assad regime and we also mean russia watching . the definition didn't someone in this context let me also say that with all these security interests that turkey legitimately has what is happening in africa is not acceptable where thousands and thousands of civilians are persecuted and die are made refugees that also is something which we strongly condemn. that we weren't offered any way we also want to combat the reasons for people. running away from their own countries by having an agreement with africa we have a new compact with africa which should encompass the whole region and fourth. the
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freedom which exists in europe freedom of movement can only be kept alive in europe if europe is also capable of protecting its external borders that is why setting up a joint. border control agency is just as important as a special register which will be your. the former register for entry into the european union which we're just building up so anybody in the schengen area has to . be able to be given entry but on the basis of this uniform system which i've just mentioned. we have to see that among the many peaceful and. honest there were also islamist terrorists in charge for number of people who pose a threat some of whom live in germany for a long time a came to us. some of them came to us with the refugees and the number of these people posing threats have increased they've been devastating terrorist attacks
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which could not be prevented and both book and in particular burn in bright child square should be mentioned we honor the dead we try to help the relatives and those who sustained injuries we would like to thank the commissioner for the victims back and we will have a special commission appointed on a permanent basis for that a new government. and let me also express lee thank our security chain organizations because they do everything in their power to prevent such terrorist attacks there were. joint support. and we should also say that. thank. you know i have. a. free society well not allowing. our way of life to be destroyed by terrorists.
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faithfully ingenue if we want to and will continue to grant protection to those who come to us because they are political the humanitarian situation of emergency but it equally means that those who do not have such a right to potentially will have to leave our country again best case in a voluntary repatch relation program with helping them with money to go back to their home worst case also by people watching and. ready to end up with the question of the title of residence is something in which we will decide more quickly in so-called anchoring centers. from which the quotation if necessary should also be organized but what we need is a euro why the joint asylum system and that's what we are urgently working on and hopefully we'll decide on july sixth anyone with a title of residence will have to be integrated very quickly in other words to learn the language to have the opportunities to train children are supposed to
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attend childcare facilities schools and the federal government supports their local and regional governments for that and will continue to do so reliably in the next few years as well. even with. colleagues these are only some of the most important conclusion is not we have drawn and which we will use to make sure that an emergency situation such as the one we saw in twenty fifteen will not be repeated for nobody neither for people who wish to come here nor far off country this is a package of measures which we want to use in order to address the root causes of migration and give people a chance to make something of their lives at home and to make sure that while complying with our international and european humanitarian and other obligations hundred eighty to two hundred twenty thousand refugees no more should come to our country because that is in line with many years of experience all the same their
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colleagues let's be honest all these measures eleven would not provide a sufficient answer to the situation in our country which i described at the beginning where there is concern that people have about the future there is a certain charm greenwich people feel there is a societal debates there are lots of challenges that all the state institutions had in twenty fifty men had to cope with so many people arriving. but it actually acted like a prism. it crystallized lots of the problems of immigration and integration and it made them sharper and more visible than the happy before. first that can be said that in the one nine hundred sixty s. in what was so west germany millions of people came from a chalet from spain from greece turkey and other countries you know and it was through their work through their hard work they actually contributed to the prosperity of the fed republic of germany and their children and grandchildren
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definitely not contribute to the prosperity of a united germany. even though of that. you think it's equally undeniable and that these people. were always the first to lose their jobs when there was a structural change that their children on average obtained let's go to educational qualifications that the working part of societies which women and that people without a legal tried all moved into the criminal structures this is a situation we need to overcome requiring a joint action by local and regional and federal governments and our coalition agreement gives answers to that and then secondly when i assumed office in twenty five i very carefully set up. a job for a state minister for migration and refugees in the german parliament in order to underline the importance of this job and we have made a lot of press but we haven't yet reached where we want to be not by
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a long chalk really particularly coexistence of different faiths and religions is something which poses major challenges the dignity of human beings is in alienable that is actually written into the german constitution the basic code and that actually describes the call of what governs the way we live together and it expresses the clear view that violence is in a phobia racism and anti-semitism are all things that have no room in this country based on the room of long. and people also expect quite rightly that we enforce such. and schoolyards in the when court sun in session anywhere in germany and that is why it's so important that fifteen thousand new police officers will be hired at the
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federal and regional level just that we will conclude a compact for the rule of law this is true for implementing also regulations for guaranteeing freedom of religion. and that also means having respect and to honor all those who are in force laws in this country that means police officers customs officers people working for the courts anybody in the judiciary but also people who are working in other levels of government. if i'm with you i'm leaving. the question of cohesion and really sticking together go far beyond simply enforcing and implementing laws many people ask very basic questions about cohesion in society they ask about what is the future of their home all the things that made our country in the past and things that will continue to characterize us now and in the future religious. diversity globalization
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digitization just make these questions more urgent. about four point five million muslims now live in germany the great majority of these people are like the majority of everybody living in this country radicalism and islam is terror and many of them practice their faith islam in a peaceful way compliant with the constitution and all of these there is absolutely no question that historically our country is christian but i am i am i'm right this is it's also right to say that the four and a half million muslims living in germany i mean that there really. in islam has not become a part of germany. it's why i know that many people have a problem with. accepting this thought and it is legitimate to dark knight
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even as the german government ladies and gentleman our role is subordinate we have a very special responsibility and that is to. conduct a discussion in such a way that concrete policy concrete decisions will help make nishan in our country stronger not smaller in other words that means cohesion among everybody living in germany on a long term basis. and by know we have understood. that it's not sufficient to. have islamic studies to offer the training of islamic teachers but leaving the work in the mosques to emails without sufficiently taking care of whatever structures they may be in the masses so the freedom of religion and the state agreements conclude it with the christian churches and the second capital of jews have become quite normal
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a moment dealing with islam i think we need to find that structures which will be viable for the future as well at the regional on federal level for decades reliant on the fact that for guest workers in mom's were provided by turkey this is not a model which is sufficient for the twenty first century. currently here the islam conference in which we can mean has to play a central role and the federal and regional governments need to work together. welcome back if you're just joining us you've been watching the chancellor angela merkel as she's been laying out her government's priorities for the next for you. that's her first policy speech to the bundestag since being sworn in for her fourth term last week and let's bring in our chief political editor. who is in the bundestag following the story for us hi michelle good to see you as we said the first major policy speech since being sworn in for her fourth term here what stood out to you here so far. well first of all we just heard that sentence again islam
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has become a part of germany she reiterated that sentence here once more that sparked yet again another controversy not just in germany but that was very well across the world really from the feedback we got certainly. which for her is a given and it was a debate that was sparked by horsey will for her new interior minister who is a long time. out of a story on the whole question of migration of particular muslims into germany she also found her strongest wording yet if you want to call it that on turkey's initiative into freedom into syria. and she said that that was acceptable that's as far as the german government has gone so far to rewards condemning the actions of the nato ally turkey and really this speech so far has certainly been
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a lot more about the emotional condition than i have certainly heard it in the past the emotional condition michelle also in referring to migration that's something that she's talked a lot about so far in her speech to the bundestag i believe we do have a clip of what she said specifically on migration let's listen to that. undeniable that among the money flow challenges we've been facing in recent years among them the problems of the euro zone combating international terror and the many people who have fled to come to germany from syria or iraq or afghanistan primarily in the years twenty fifteen and twenty sixteen white people who huff post an unparalleled challenge to our country. so an unparalleled challenge michelle as she talked for about at least fifteen minutes about migration and how it is affected the country as well what policies are we going to see here from the
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chancellor going forward domestically but also in foreign policy because she also said especially when it comes to bagration foreign and domestic policy cannot be separated. yes absolutely i mean let me just start with the numbers part of this coalition deal is that an absolute maximum of two hundred twenty thousand migrants under saddam seekers could come into germany per year this is something that is for the first time and laid down and it really is pretty much in breach of her insistence previously that there would be no upper limit that to fact a new exists without any kind of answer what would happen with the first past person past that self-imposed limit that she kept dipping in and out of the migration issue when she was talking about social cohesion here and she said that what happened in twenty fifteen should not happen again that now measures were in place to make sure that the united nations food programs don't run out of russians which is exactly what partially certainly sparked that my group what became known
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as the migration crisis but she also said that this influx of people the sudden influx was a magnifying glass for issues of social cohesion that already existed here in germany so there's a marked difference to what we heard her saying the day after those elections that she won but that no means can be perceived as a victory for her back in september almost half a year ago now and now which where she reiterate describes really that there was a learning process particularly through these coalition talks as she puts it and to me it appears like a chance of you certainly listened to the the reactions and the real pushback that she's not just seen from the far right if t. entering the parliament here but also across the broader spectrum of society here in germany so she sees this whole migration issue as something that is addressing the very issue of social cohesion here in germany and she reasons that this new old government of the so-called grand coalition with the social democrats would now
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seek a path to maintain or to once again level out those differences that she says have. led to society drifting apart here in germany and michelle what are going to be the biggest challenges to the chancellor and her government in finding that path and in forming new policies going forward. well one of them will certainly be the behavior of key actors such as turkey she says there's no many enemies of this turkey deal that she would maintain her support for it as she says it's a measure to save lives but frankly it's also a key key pillar of germany having stopped this influx of an uncontrolled number of people into germany she also said that certainly this humanitarian act as she described twenty fifteen would not repeat itself because germany would be working hard to prevent something like this from happening again
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she didn't mention this in this speech so much but previously she's on the record of saying that targeting the reasons for migration particularly in africa would now also be a focus and we certainly see this in this coalition deal that the whole question of german defense spending is pegged to at the same time development spending to prevent future conflicts to also prevent future migration so there are some new real pillars in place and when it comes to germany's foreign policy as well. chief political editor michelle for us in the bundestag listening to the transfer of words thank you michelle. and let's bring back our political correspondent nina there with us here in studio nina listening to those first twenty minutes or so talking time again as michelle said about migration what stood out to you what did you take away from the chancers message what i thought was interesting like michelle described was the tone of her speech she hardly mentioned
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the benefits of migration there is a debate about just how beneficial migration is to germany and has to be and the fact that germany is a country of immigration but this was clearly not mentioned in this speech the focus on in the first twenty minutes that we listened to was clearly on the risk that migration poses and on how she wants to reclaim control because this is something that many people criticize and they criticize ungrammatical for just opening the borders and for letting in anybody who who claims that there are refugee ok so talking about the risk of migration rather than the benefits who do you think her audience is here who she's speaking to i think she's talking to in this case particularly her own party she's talking also to voters of the far right . many of those were disillusioned over this and franchised c.d.u. vote says so people who formerly used to vote for the conservatives and then who
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turned away partly because they felt that the chancellor and her party were no longer delivering on says to those pressing issues that come with migration so i think this was a clear audience and also speaking about the level of the debate that we've seen in germany in the last two weeks alone since chancellor merkel's new government has entered into its term here we've also seen this debate about the question of how conservative germany should be culturally we heard michelle and they're talking about the new interior minister horse they call for saying islam does not belong to germany basically saying islam is not part of german culture and we heard the chancellor saying there quite clearly it is what did you make of that this is very . interesting i think of course i'm glad machall is coming under pressure from people within her own party and it's not just tossed who publicly challenge is him uncle machall is also the other members of her political group and yes she's basically saying i've got things under control and we need to redefine what's
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conservative positions actually mean while at the same time keeping a humanitarian profile because some people within her party want to win back the voters and there are people within the a fifty who are calling for people to be arrested for example refugees or asylum seekers who don't adhere to rules etc so this is something that angle america would not support and she's making that quite clear i have to ask you about foreign policy because there are so many looming challenges the challenges there for the chancellor is she already entering into crisis mode we're talking about relations with the u.s. with russia with turkey we haven't heard the chapter on europe yet because of course she will stress that she needs the european union to go along with her to silence or to question some of these measures that are being undertaken by and the national player as like in the u.s.
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for example with a terrorist there are so many issues on the table and angle america will stress that she will want to show a united response from the european union i found it interesting that she did mention russia explicitly. and some of russian actions in syria when she was talking about syria that the russian government is just watching and allowing things to happen that. that was an interesting aspect well certainly plenty of challenges ahead for the chancellor and her new government are a political correspondent nina has are with us here in our studio nina thank you very much for your analysis. and our story that we've been covering for you german chancellor angela merkel has been addressing parliament laying out her government's priorities for the next four years she stressed the need to tackle the root causes of illegal migration while at the same time strengthening europe's external borders and shaping an e.u. wide asylum system domestically she focused on measures to boost security and improve social cohesion especially when integrating germany's muslim community.
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moving on to some other news now and a british academic who created the app that harvested data on millions of facebook users says he's being used as a scapegoat by both a social network and the political consultancy behind that data grab facebook's alexander koch and violated its policies by passing the data to cambridge analytic the u.k. based firm is now in hot water after its c.e.o. was filmed by undercover reporters boasting about the dirty tricks he uses to swing election results the center of london hoping to cambridge analytical. the firm see ya had a reputation for enjoying media attention but in the past few days alexander nick seemed less happy in the media spotlight. on tuesday cambridge analytic is suspended next following an undercover investigation by british broadcaster channel
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four he was secretly filmed by repulsion posing as a client seeking to get candidates elected alexander nix outline some dirty tricks to help things such as blackmail. we expect to. speak to be just. fiction. or entrapping politicians by filming them in compromising situations that. shortly before being suspended next told b.b.c. he was exaggerating the company's work. we. undertook this meeting and spoke with a certain amount of hyperbole about some of the things that we do but these latest accusations on the only problems dogging cambridge analysts account the company had
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previously bragged how to use facebook profiles to help get u.s. president donald trump elected now the u.k.'s data protection agency has social warrant to search cambridge analytic is headquarters and it's investigating whether the company illegally collected the facebook data this comes after a former employee spilled the beans on the company's tactics he says people were asked to download a facebook app which secretly stole private data about the user and their facebook friends i only need to engage their fifty thousand seventy thousand one hundred thousand people a really big dataset really quickly and it scaled really quickly we were able to get upwards of fifty million plus facebook records in the span of a couple months and that's how one of the biggest ash breaches in facebook's history came about. facebook's mark zuckerberg has been dodging the media for days british lawmakers have summoned him to appear before
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a committee and accuse facebook of misleading them at a previous hearing the hashtags delayed facebook and where is trending on social media and made calls for the internet giant to take responsibility for the breach. we realize how important these companies offer example to elections right across europe and i think this is the year when politicians are woken up we as the public are woke up and it's time for the tech companies to wake up because they don't get their act together they are going to face serious repercussions social networks will one celebrated as the saviors of democracy now critics are starting to ask where the social media should be more closely regulated. more on the fallout from the scandal now we have in robertson with us an expert in cyber security in england and here in our studio we have our social media editor jared weed with us good to have you both jared let's start with you part of the fallout of the scandal is one of the people who actually got rich off of facebook
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is now telling users to delete their accounts tell us about this this is brian act and he is the co-founder of the messenger service what's up which he sold to facebook in two thousand and fourteen for many billions of dollars so in a tweet brian acton is urging facebook users to cut the cord simply writing it's time delete facebook serve real stinging blur to his by mark zuckerberg and he's one of the biggest voices leading this movement on tree to hash tag delete facebook but i guess the big question is can we cut the cord to facebook of course you can but there are a number of things you can do before that you can tighten your privacy settings which is something you know it's recommended to do you can also deactivate your account so that puts it on hold and should you choose to go back in the future you'll be getting it exactly as how you left it and you can also delete your accounts that means everything tied to your account is removed it takes facebook about ninety days to get rid of all your right where you mention privacy so let's
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come to you know ian at the heart of this data scandal are the users themselves what are the lessons we've learned here about data privacy. privacy i suppose has become very difficult to actually live now and the equivalent i suppose of an electronic global village where our own information is in fact widely available largely with our own consent. but the use of that data focuses which we didn't expect something which we haven't caught up with no words what i'm saying these even if your data he's used a large number of other people you didn't expect the kind of covert campaign of propaganda especially targeting used this efficiently which would perhaps persuade you to vote in one direction or another that is something which sounds very suspicious ok for living in an electronic global village as you said who was
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controlling this village and governments me getting more involved in here i hear in regulating on social media networks. well it's clearly difficult for governments even and to large governments to do things which are current and global an international scale in europe you know very well aware of the new regulations see the g.d.p. our jim for size amongst other things our right before our right to delete our data but clearly fantasia is held outside europe he's being used by for other purposes and i think there's a mention in the press today that data may have been used in the kenyan elections. we don't need european legislation we certainly don't need just u.k. legislation and we need some kind of agreement at a global level before these things can be policed properly jerry coming back to you you said that you don't have to delete your account but if you do what are the
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alternatives to facebook if you want the same kind of reach that facebook provides you but better privacy well what we're seeing at the moment is develop is sort of taking this opportunity to try and offer alternatives to facebook they're using this crisis as sort of an opportunity to get nurses one of them is called the open book challenge it was launched by take invasive jason calacanis three authors seven teams one hundred thousand dollars to invent a better facebook it's unclear thore what that means but there are alternatives none of them is nearly as popular as facebook we have to keep in mind that google plus failed my space tried to make a comeback it failed the thing with facebook it's got two billion members and they used to connecting with each other on facebook and facebook's also convenient because it's a personal organizer you get you get reminded where your friends birthdays are there's a marketplace analogy you can you know buy and sell things and i think my point is
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facebook's what people used to it's hard to kick the habit even if people want to well have to say if these types of ventures are successful as alternatives to facebook ok one more question to you said we need a global agreement here will facebook be part of this global agreement what are the incentives here for facebook to go along with some sort of agreement. i'd be insane to say is always we his companies of this size and scale purely commercial ones the effect on facebook at this particular standalone and using directories through their share price so he's greatly in their interest and in the interest of similar social media companies to make sure that they can sustain and enter times in revenue from similar loans companies over a long period of time to do that they actually have to buy into low all right a professor in robertson for us a cyber security expert in england and jared read our social media editor thank you
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both for your analysis now to some other stories making news around the world the so-called islamic state says it is responsible for an explosion in afghanistan's capital kabul that has left at least twenty six people dead and about twenty others wounded the afghan interior ministry says a suicide bomber on foot detonated his explosives on a road leading to a shiite shrine in syria at least thirty five people were killed when a rocket hit a busy market in a suburb of damascus officials blamed rebels but they deny targeting civilians the market is close to rebel held parts of eastern guta that have been under government attack since last month police in austin texas say the suspect in a series of bombings in the city is dead he died in an explosion as police the answer to arrest him has been identified as the twenty four year old white male two people were killed and several wounded by five explosions in austin earlier this month. to me in mar now where the country's first civilian president has resigned
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from his post with immediate effect say you want to take a rest from his current work as a close ally of the country's de facto leader aung san suu kyi who is barred from the presidency under the constitution and rules under the title of state councilor a statement from his office as a successor will be appointed within seven days. well dave is a journalist and he had gone and monitoring developments in the m r we spoke to him earlier and asked him what impact to present resignation will have on me and mar as far as what this means going forward well i would say two things one person appears to be the front runner to be the next president is when yet he says it was announced today that he was stepping down from his position as speaker of the lower house of parliament but he's a very different personality from ten jaw much stronger personality so it's really
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hard to say he would be willing to ingest be the sort of couple figure that tinge i was or what he insists on having more decision making power certainly not more than on some suchi but when you look and expect that some of that power from some city to be decentralized so he could have some more autonomy in there and one more important thing to keep in mind so there is an acting president for perhaps a week that is way he is the first vice president he's a former military general and he got into the position of first vice president because of this country's complicated power sharing arrangement between the civilian government and the military and he's acting president for a week there's a lot of things he could potentially do so the question mark is during this time period until they formally pick this next president you know what if anything significant what he tried to do my journalistic dave group for us from in my day thank you for bringing us up today sure. nigeria's government says boucle rahman
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has freed seventy six of the one hundred ten girls abducted from a boarding school in northeastern nigeria a month ago the extremists are reported to have said they freed the girls out of pity and warn parents not to send girls to school nigerian authorities say the fate of the remaining thirty four girls is not clear. now a big ruling from the european union today on a controversial takeover helena but soon we've got the green light from brussels to create a company with huge market don't dominants now the european union has approved by is by out of monsanto under conditions the un to trust commissioner says by will have to shed some seven and a half billion dollars in firms and other remedies to ensure fair competition in the market market vestige also said that the move would meet the use competition concerns in full now it is poised to be one of the biggest corporate takeovers so far among sun to accepted a fifty seven billion dollar offer from the german chemicals giant.
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turbulent times over b.m.w. prosecutors raided the company's headquarters on tuesday searching for evidence in the own going diesel scandal b.m.w. c.e.o. howard kluger has said that the company's diesel vehicles were not manipulated now today's publishing of the twenty seven thousand financial results are in stark contrast to the company's legal worries b.m.w. posted record profits of template seven billion yours for last year despite saying it spent big on a call research development the company believes that twenty eighty will be their ninth record in a row. how germany's economy has been booming for the past eight years and there's still no end in sight but the country's economic experts did warn that the risks have increased worldwide meaning it's high time to buckle up. full order books increasing exports and too few
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qualified workers to cope with the high demand that's not just the case for this company but for many firms in germany according to the german government's council of experts the economy is projected to grow by two point three percent this year but experts warn the international risks are a threat not just for germany but also for the global economy especially dangerous would be an escalation of the train dispute between the u.s. and the rest of the world another threat is a messy breck's a divorce that would impact both the e.u. and britain loose monetary policy could create new bubbles worldwide debt is especially high for example in italy a resurgence of the eurozone crisis could happen it any time. a loose monetary policy would not solve the problem cheap loans have taken the pressure off many crisis stricken countries to reform them swine german economic experts are pushing for a quick end to low interest rates they say the interest rate should only be increased slowly to prevent the economic engine from stalling. and he said the power
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plant has gone into operation a tokyo this one is a little different they need to filter by kyoto based ceramics and electronics giant. floats in the middle of a reservoir the operator claims it's the biggest so to power plant on water in japan the solar array contains more than fifty thousand can also and covers about. should produce enough electricity and power to power around five thousand households. haven't seen efforts to tackle an old problem that's been making gains in recent months and every day all over the world people suffer discrimination for the color of their skin to draw attention to the problem the un has declared today international day for the elimination of racial discrimination that's also the goal of a group of activists in france they grew up in the suburbs of paris feeling the effects of what they say is institutionalized racism now they're working to make
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france a more tolerant society. franco has decided to fight back against what he calls france a structural racism he arrived from good look with his parents at the age of two but he's always felt like a stranger in this country. there is an implicit insidious racism in france black people hardly ever feature in advertisements or movies we are erased from the public sphere which is like killing us in the public mind we don't exist and that makes it easier to exclude us from society we don't get access to good jobs and it's hard to find a flat. in two thousand and five he founded the brigade against negro phobia they're fighting for black people's place in society and frequently organize events against racism just like this demonstration in paris last saturday. most people aren't even aware of this underlying racism that's why we're here today
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to remind them that we exist. but finding his voice it wasn't easy is taking us to where he grew up this is one of paris most dangerous suburbs he used to be a member of a notorious youth gang here. journalists rarely get access to this area. paradoxically this place made me feel safe despite all the day to day violence. i was suddenly among equals for the first time i didn't feel like part of a minority anymore i felt proud to no longer shame to be black. funk or eventually moved away from here and found a job as a social worker he's now helping young people in the suburbs but not all of his childhood friends have managed to break out of the vicious cycle but i'm doing what i can to find work but it's very difficult. when you come from a suburb like this most employers tend to think you are good for nothing even just
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because of your address. the. phone call and his brigade are trying to empower people in the suburbs they tell them how to react idea checks by the police black and arab people feel they are constantly being stopped because of this french appeals court even couldn't damn the police practice as long ago as twenty sixteen to. the other day in the metro station the police was someone they saw me instantly let him go when they asked for my id i said no i haven't done anything and i have a metro ticket the police officer grabbed me and said put your hands against the wall or off the floor. you should always look out for c.c.t.v. cameras they protect you especially if you're facing a malicious police officer who claims he tried to attack them you can be sent to prison for twenty years. the police say such aba tray stops are necessary in the
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fight against the drug trade but the checks are also having another effect we don't leave our suburbs because we know our i.d.'s will be checked in paris it's better to stay here at least we know the police officers. number less core has hope that one day things might change. the french constitution says we are all equal that's obviously a myth but if we flag up these inconsistences the french will realise what's happening they will hold the state accountable. nice that winning the fight might take a while but he's not anywhere. and a reminder now of our top stories at this hour german chancellor angela merkel has addressed the issues dividing german society while presenting her government's agenda to parliament she stressed the need to tackle the causes of illegal migration while at the same time boosting security and measures to integrate
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