Skip to main content

tv   BBC News  BBC News  October 25, 2021 2:00am-2:31am BST

2:00 am
welcome to bbc news. our top stories: how much safer should social media be. the facebook whistle—blower prepares to address british mps a campaigners daughter took her own life. i campaigners daughter took her own life. ~' ., campaigners daughter took her own life. ~ ., .,, own life. i think on the most basic level _ own life. i think on the most basic level right _ own life. i think on the most basic level right now - own life. i think on the most basic level right now there i own life. i think on the mosti basic level right now there is no company in the world that has as much power as facebook and has little transparency. columbia's most wanted is captured. the alleged leader of the gulf clan drugs cartel now faces possible extradition to the united states. 16 people are evacuated from a container ship carrying mining chemicals that caught fire of canada's pacific coast. he was gunther
2:01 am
in the world's most famous coffee shop. the actorjames michael tyler best known for his role in friends has died aged 59 and the world's oldest known animal cave paintings i discovered in indonesia. we gain their access to this important find. —— became rare access to this remarkable find. thank you forjoining us. a facebook whistle—blower is due to give evidence later on monday. she will give her view on the uk government's plans to regulate social media. it is the first public evidence is given in europe. when she spoke to the us congress earlier in the month she said facebook consistently chose to maximise
2:02 am
its growth rather than implement safeguards on its platforms. she also said,. well, the company hit back and said it cares deeply about issues like safety, well—being and mental health. she said the company's apps how children's mental health and since arriving in the uk she is meant the campaign are universal his 14—year—old daughter molly took her own life after viewing disturbing content on instagram which is owned by facebook. angus crawford has this. she's the former facebook insider who revealed its most closely guarded secrets. 14—year—old molly russell... he's the father who lost his daughter to suicide — now campaigning to protect other children online. nice to meet you. today they met for the first time. so what do you think
2:03 am
the impact of molly's story was on instagram as a platform and how it approaches safety? facebook is full of kind, conscientious, well—meaning people. the real question is around, can we, as a public, change the incentives such that it makes more sense for facebook to invest more money in safety on instagram? so i'm sure that molly's... the experience that molly had caused them to look at these questions more. so one of the things that lead us to find out more about molly was some notes that she'd left that were found after she died. and in one of them she wrote, "i keep a lot to myself, and it keeps building up inside." "you get addicted to it, and you don't even realise you've spun out of control." "you're living in a trap, in a circle." what's so dangerous about having children under the age of 16, under the age of 18, using systems like instagram is that facebook�*s own research shows that a startlingly high fraction of them exhibit what is known as problematic use, which means that they
2:04 am
can't regulate their own usage of the product. it's kind of like cigarettes in that way. and they know it's hurting their physical health, their schoolwork or their employment. facebook says it has never allowed content that promotes or encourages suicide or self—harm and it works with experts to continually update its policies. as time goes on, as a parent bereaved by the suicide of his 14—year—old, i look at a huge corporation with massive resources and say, "there must be more you can be doing." unquestionably, facebook could be investing more resources in making the platforms safer. they have made a series of choices to prioritise profits over people. what do you think regulators can do to persuade those big tech companies to behave differently? there's no company in the world that has as much power as facebook and as little transparency. in a statement, facebook said...
2:05 am
a whistle—blower and a campaigner with one aim — to make social media a safer place. angus crawford, bbc news. joshis josh is an investor in silicon valley and a cyber sociologist who has written extensively about facebook. thank you for joining us. let me ask at this festival. do you think facebook does enough? wejust festival. do you think facebook does enough? we just got the figures $13 billion spent on safety and security in five years. it safety and security in five ears. h, , safety and security in five ears. , ~ safety and security in five ears. . years. it sounds like so much money but — years. it sounds like so much money but then _ years. it sounds like so much money but then you - years. it sounds like so much money but then you realise l years. it sounds like so much i money but then you realise that facebook and $29 billion in profitjust facebook and $29 billion in profit just last year. facebook and $29 billion in profitjust last year. up facebook and $29 billion in profit just last year. up from $18 billion the year before. it is clear that they have more money to invest to make sure that they have moderators and better safety in every
2:06 am
language, in every country around the world especially when you know that facebook has invested 87% of its resources around safety into just the united states despite far over three quarters of the users on facebook living outside the united states.— united states. that's an interesting _ united states. that's an interesting perspective. | united states. that's an - interesting perspective. what sort of numbers, then? they say they've got 40,000 staff working on this. what sort of numbers to end up having to look at here? if numbers to end up having to look at here?— look at here? if you are operating _ look at here? if you are operating in _ look at here? if you are operating in countries l look at here? if you are i operating in countries you look at here? if you are - operating in countries you need to have native speakers who can actually understand the nuances of hate speech and misinformation. space booked out that it has moderators and 50 lambdas but it operates it over 100 damages. it is clear that the company has more room to invest in incentivising better safety, notjust to invest in incentivising better safety, not just after growth. better safety, not 'ust after urowth. ~ ., ., better safety, not 'ust after urowth. ~ . ., ., ., growth. what about the idea of regulation _ growth. what about the idea of regulation and _ growth. what about the idea of regulation and how— growth. what about the idea of regulation and how far - growth. what about the idea of regulation and how far that - growth. what about the idea of regulation and how far that can go? that is something that was a blow is going to address british mps about in the course of the next few hours.
2:07 am
regulation seem so valuable and important but it also is difficult to implement. it does take time and it can be restrictive.— take time and it can be restrictive. . , , ., restrictive. human beings are the natural — restrictive. human beings are the natural resource - restrictive. human beings are the natural resource that - restrictive. human beings are the natural resource that fuel| the natural resource that fuel facebook�*s business. we have regulations on timber and logging and drilling safety and i think we need new regulations that think about how big tech companies treat human beings as mines for data and usage and so what do you think they should be trying to get that would perhaps enlighten their own thinking? i perhaps enlighten their own thinkin: ? ., ., ., perhaps enlighten their own thinkinu? ., ., ., , thinking? i would love to see the mps asked _ thinking? i would love to see the mps asked how - thinking? i would love to see the mps asked how much - thinking? i would love to see i the mps asked how much does facebook understand about picking the right line for drawing on safety? how much is an adequate amount to invest and how does it make those decisions and say we are spending enough at this point and how does facebook incentivise these employees to actually want to work on safety rather than growth? is it giving bonuses for when hateful content disappears when
2:08 am
polarisation is reduced by the news reader only when more usersjoin the an news reader only when more users join the— usersjoin the an interesting perspective _ usersjoin the an interesting perspective on _ usersjoin the an interesting perspective on thank - usersjoin the an interesting perspective on thank you i usersjoin the an interesting i perspective on thank you very much indeed. 0ne one of colombia's most wanted drug traffickers is facing extradition to the us after being captured in a major international operation. he was found hiding in thejungle near the columbia panamera border. hundreds of special forces troops from the us, the uk and colombia took part in this mission. here to tell us more is the director of the political think tank colombia risk analysis. thank you for joining us. it is being seen as a real clue to capture him. a significant figure is he? i think it is a very important
2:09 am
arrest and have the largest drug trafficking business his belt. he seemed to be replaced by another kingpin. the vacuum he is going to leave will soon be filled by another who is going to continue the lucrative drug trafficking operation that he leaves behind. but drug trafficking operation that he leaves behind.— he leaves behind. but that really say _ he leaves behind. but that really say that _ he leaves behind. but that really say that about - really say that about colombia's ability to cope and its readiness to act? i think, in a way, the colombian government has been, because of the international circumstances, fighting this never—ending war on drugs that are better not necessarily mean that beat us anywhere. this leads us to the next kingpin. the colombian government was hailing this as the biggest arrest since they caught pablo escobar in the 1990s and they have a point but will it continue to be so in the future? i presume, yes, until, as a society we come up with a better solution than
2:10 am
prohibiting drugs. better solution than rohibitin: dru:s. , ., prohibiting drugs. yes, and i think they — prohibiting drugs. yes, and i think they are _ prohibiting drugs. yes, and i think they are growing - prohibiting drugs. yes, and i think they are growing more| think they are growing more than they were when escobar was arrested all those years ago. so to what extent then is this dot—mac we have known for a long time it is an international issue and the americans in particular have shouted loud about it may have heard it from the european union is well on occasions. where does this go? it is all very well highlighting another allegedly drugs baron been captured but if it makes no difference, so what?- captured but if it makes no difference, so what? you know, that is exactly — difference, so what? you know, that is exactly what _ difference, so what? you know, that is exactly what i've - difference, so what? you know, that is exactly what i've been i that is exactly what i've been talking about all day long and i thank you for mentioning that because i think it is pretty pointless for colombia to keep on fighting this war on drugs. in 2022 we do have an election and for the first time their candidates are openly talking about alternatives to the war on drugs. will they succeed? still too early to tell but it does not look but we will have international support is a country if there is a candidate that decides this is another direction they want to take.
2:11 am
people in colombia getting this news and taking it on board, assessing where that leaves them, they've been your time your time and them, they've been your time yourtime and time them, they've been your time your time and time again. does it really touch the sides for them? ., , ., , it really touch the sides for them? .,, ., , ., them? people are very “aded here about i them? people are very “aded here about the i them? people are very “aded here about the warh them? people are very “aded here about the war on _ them? people are veryjadedj here about the war on drugs. there's been a lot of online memes on supposition that perhaps he turned himself in on the government is putting on a big show. much ado about nothing. we don't know yet. are going to slowly evolve. we will reverse what is happening before our eyes a few days or weeks or months perhaps for the truth is, the majority ofjaded and colombia about the war on drugs. they do support the fact that the government is achieving a victory against a wanted criminal known for murder, rape, abuse of innocent children, forced conscription of underage minors. this is by no means about this individual been taking of the streets but
2:12 am
who are facing? we don't know yet? thank you very much indeed. 16 people have been evacuated from a ship that caught fire of canada's pacific coast. it is expelling 52,000 kilos of chemicals are located in two of the containers that caught fire. 0fficials the containers that caught fire. officials say the initial fire. officials say the initial fire does appear to be out. there is no safety risk, they are saying, to people man. we have the latest. battling to contain the fire. the canadian coast guard's latest pictures of what they describe a smouldering chemicals full of chemicals. dozens fell into the choppy sea and to the containers and vie contain
2:13 am
hazardous materials used for mining. preventing the ship's crew from spraying cold water directly on the fire. severl, hours ago the coast guard reported the emergency zone around the ship increased to two nautical miles. almost four kilometres. after the fire broke out in ten containers on saturday, 16 people were evacuated with five reported the remaining by choice including the boat's captain. anchored around eight kilometres off the city of victoria in british columbia, the 200—metre—long cargo ship was en route to vancouver amid a global shipping trafficjam. with gale force winds predicted for the
2:14 am
quality both on the water and on shore. the hazardous materials response team has been mobilised and the result marine group were contacted for salvage operations. the shipping company which manages the container ship said no injuries were reported and that the fire appears to have been contained. so far, no safety risk is reported to people on shore. the ruler of the words largest democracy died today. and yesterday she had spoken of dying in the service of a country and said i would be proud of it. every drop of my blood will contribute to the growth of this nation. lip blood will contribute to the
2:15 am
growth of this nation. up to 46 ears of growth of this nation. up to 46 years of unhappiness _ growth of this nation. up to 46 years of unhappiness these - growth of this nation. up to 46 | years of unhappiness these two countries have a chapter of history. countries have a chapter of histo . ~ , countries have a chapter of histo . g, countries have a chapter of histo . ., countries have a chapter of histo . g, ., ., history. my suspicion, no moth there, history. my suspicion, no moth there. no _ history. my suspicion, no moth there, no more _ history. my suspicion, no moth there, no more uncertainty- history. my suspicion, no moth there, no more uncertainty of. there, no more uncertainty of what — there, no more uncertainty of what each _ there, no more uncertainty of what each day might bring. boost, _ what each day might bring. boost, ignition and lift off. this— boost, ignition and lift off. this is— boost, ignition and lift off. this is beautiful. _ a milestone in human history. born today, this girl in india is the 7 billion person on the planet. 0ur our main headlines, the facebook whistle—blower prepares to appear before british mps. she is due to give
2:16 am
evidence in making social media a safer space. colombia has captured one of the words most wanted drug lords and he is now facing possible extradition to the united states. the actor james michael teilo found fame as gunther has died of prostate cancer. its focus was on six friends, but a seven the character also made a big impression. i thought you were chandler. guenther�*s infatuation... a recurring theme and is fence popularity grew so did the man originally credited simply as coffee guy. but of course he had one storyline everyone remembers.
2:17 am
he was obsessed with rachel. loved her and hated ross. the writers could have had that for two episodes but kept it going for ten years. when is your birthday? i did it all by myself! and there is nobody to hug! it was so important to , the show felt they had to resolve it in friends final episode. i just have to tell you i love you. i love you too. probably not in the same way. there were other small roles. an artjournalist in sabrina the teenage witch. was this a visual metaphor for man's
2:18 am
isolation in a soulless technology driven world? a therapist in the medical show scrubs. i think you pretended of things 0k even though deep down inside a lot of things are bothering you. and he was reunited with his friends cast mate matt leblanc in the bbc sitcom episodes. is that the best you have got? but his legacy will always be friends. too ill to appear in person, he joined the show�*s reunion special remotely. it was the most memorable ten years of my life, honestly. i cannot have imagined a better experience. all of these guys were fantastic. it was just a joy to work with them and i felt very, very special. the world's biggest show would never have a video has been held in new mexico to honour the life of the cinematographer who was
2:19 am
shot and killed on the set of the film rust where a prop can, ljy the film rust where a prop can, by alec baldwin. thank you very much forjoining us. i mean, it is still one of those dot—mac there are so many questions that are thought to be answered. we get that. but it must have evaporated as a sort of shock wave around hollywood. absolutely. and you could tell byjust absolutely. and you could tell by just the absolutely. and you could tell byjust the amount of actors and others in the that had taken to social media to express their condolences to the family of the deceased and also their shock that this even happened because it has been a very long time since we have had a fatal accident like this. and we do know little bits about what happened. we had heard that there were issues on this alec baldwin film prior to
2:20 am
that tragic accident. and the more that i personally here, the more upset i am, you know, it seems like some things were not as they should have been and cost—cutting measures might have cost this woman her life. we obviously have to see how things pan out in that regard and there'll be a lot of people with a lot of thoughts as to what has happened here. the extraordinary thing for many others who are not in that world is that life weapons and ammunition could ever be used on film sets and yet that is still dot—mac is that the normal something that can be done? ~ ., , ., done? well, that is what has been reported _ done? well, that is what has been reported is _ done? well, that is what has been reported is that - done? well, that is what hasj been reported is that instead of blanks there was a live round in that kind, that should not have happened. that is not the norm. and how that happened i am sure it is definitely being investigated but there have been directors that i have
2:21 am
seen forward in the wake of this tragic death leaves behind her husband and young child, these directors have said they're not going to be using realistic guns that fire anything, a blank ora simulation for that that they will use cgi or even barber guns sound effects. there is a lot of things that could be done that don't require the old traditional way of doing stunts in hollywood. traditional way of doing stunts in hollywood-— in hollywood. and i suppose that is the — in hollywood. and i suppose that is the oddity _ in hollywood. and i suppose that is the oddity of - in hollywood. and i suppose that is the oddity of this - in hollywood. and i suppose| that is the oddity of this that you talk about the old traditional way and it just seems extraordinary that that old traditional way is still a current way.— old traditional way is still a currentwa. , �* , current way. exactly. because this death — current way. exactly. because this death could _ current way. exactly. because this death could have - current way. exactly. because this death could have been i this death could have been prevented if we were not using guns that had projectiles coming out of them. as simple as that. ., .,, ., , , as that. so, i mean, obviously we know— as that. so, i mean, obviously we know you _ as that. so, i mean, obviously we know you as _ as that. so, i mean, obviously we know you as a _ as that. so, i mean, obviously we know you as a blogger. - as that. so, i mean, obviously we know you as a blogger. a l we know you as a blogger. a critic and you give us a lot of coverage are a lot of issues
2:22 am
that have you're also an actor and you are involved in this world. you're part of the actors guild. is there a position taken on this? personally, as an actor, yes. i mean, i would personally, as an actor, yes. i mean, iwould hope personally, as an actor, yes. i mean, i would hope that the union is going to require even more safety particles going forward. the issue is there were the tab for non—union workers working on this film. non—union projects will continue but if you are an actor, i would just be barry, barry cautious, careful and perhaps even refused to do any work involving a gun and less union people are involved. we will no union people are involved. we will go to _ union people are involved. we will go to this again no doubt about that but thank you very much forjoining us.
2:23 am
archaeologists discovered the words oldest known animal cave word's oldest known animal cave painting in indonesia. it is a panel showing wild pigs believed to have been made 45,500 years ago. here in this remote valley is the worlds oldest known painting of animals. the discovery made by a doctoral student at australia's griffith university. 0n the map we found this unique location. the area is surrounded by mountains and in the middle there is this valley. so we were curious and decided to explore. the name means buffalo cave. during the monsoon, this area easily flood
2:24 am
so in the past our ancestors kept their buffalo inside the cave to protect them. 50 metres inside the cave they found this panel that appears to tell the story of wild pigs fighting. translation: the panel expresses quite - a complex narrative. two boars are painted on top of each other. if we look closely at pigs it looks like the artist has used a brush dipped into paint to make the strokes on the cave wall. we see a different style with the hands. it appears as if a spray technique was used. they put their hands on the wall and then sprayed the pigment on. using a uranium series isotope dating technique it's been revealed that it was made more than 45,000 years ago. translation: it says - if the painting wants to show the animals are moving. the fact that the artist could
2:25 am
create such an imaginative work from 45,000 years ago is truly extraordinary. the team of archaeologists behind the discoveries are even older paintings may be found in nearby case. this ancient art a source of great national pride. translation: these cave art is really unique. - nothing quite like it in the world. so i tell young people in your blood are these clever genes, brilliant genes. it proves that 45,000 years ago your ancestors made this incredibly clever paintings. researchers are warning that the art is decaying at an alarming rate due to the effects of climate change. rising temperatures causing these ancient paintings to crumble.
2:26 am
there is of this extraordinary pictures. more website. you can get in touch on twitter. hello there. we're starting the new week off on a sunshine and showers theme. we'll have plenty of showers across southern and western areas. a lot of central and eastern parts will tend to stay dry with a good deal of sunshine around. it's going to be breezy for all, quite windy in the north and the west because we'll be close to this area of low pressure which is anchored to the north of the uk. so you can see quite a few isobars on the chart, these weather fronts enhancing the shower activity as they move from west to east. and we're in a mild air mass, as you can see from the yellow and orange colours. so then we start monday off on a fine note across central and eastern areas, dry with some sunshine. there will be showers from the
2:27 am
word go across western areas. these will tend to become more widespread, very frequent across the north—west of scotland. merging together to produce longer spells of rain, quite cloudy too. some heavy ones as well across the south of england. some of these could contain some hail and thunder. a few getting in towards the east on this strong west south—westerly breeze, but many eastern areas should stay dry. and it will be windy, particularly around coasts of scotland, particularly the northern and western isles. temperatures mild again in the south, 14 to 16 celsius, maybe a little bit fresher across scotland and northern ireland. as we move through monday night, it stays breezy, lengthy clear spells, further showers. these showers will tend to fade away because we'll start to see this weather front approaching northern ireland and western scotland later in the night to bring some windy weather, more cloud and more persistent rain around. it's going to be another pretty mild night to come, temperatures no lower than around 6 or 7 celsius. so here is the pressure chart for tuesday. we've got a pretty vigourous area of low pressure to the north—west of the uk. this weather front will be affecting more northern and west parts of the country. further south and east you are, close to this area of high pressure over the near continent, then it is likely to stay largely dry. but it will be a breezy day wherever you are.
2:28 am
like i mentioned, staying largely dry with some sunny spells across southern and eastern areas. cloudier further north and west, outbreaks of rain, some heavy and persistent, particularly across western hills, northern and western scotland, perhaps into north—west england, north west wales at times. it will be pretty cloudy and dull, but look at these temperatures. despite the cloud and rain in the north, all the sunshine in the south, looking at temperatures a good five degrees above average. it's very mild as we move into the middle part of the week. further wet and windy weather across north—western areas, and by friday, it looks like some of that wet weather will reach southern and eastern parts as well. see you later.
2:29 am
this is bbc news.
2:30 am
the headlines. a the facebook whistle—blower prepares to face british mps tomorrow, she meets facebook says it because deeply about issues like mental health. colombia captures one of the world's most wanted drug lords. he was seized after a joint army, air force operations. he now faces possible extradition to the us. now it's time for the media show.

25 Views

info Stream Only

Uploaded by TV Archive on