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hello and a very warm welcome to our viewers joining us in the united states and all around the world, i'm i isa soares. >> she is going public in the most public of ways. she is not the first person to blow the whistle inside of facebook. >> billions of human beings want be to express themselves as they want when they want. i think we do more than anyone else in the industry.
>> sounding the alarm. a whistle-blower said facebook repeatedly chose its own interests over public safety. there's oil everywhere. residents in parts of southern california describe the devastation as the state tries to contain a disastrous oil spill. north and south korea have opened up the area. >> live from london. this is "cnn newsroom" with isa soares. it is monday, october 4th. we begin this hour with facebook. facebook has shown over and over again it chooses profit over safety. not my words. she's speaking out after efforts
to speak about the giant. her interview with "60 minutes" days before she is going to testify on capitol hill. >> reporter: this is a big moment for the facebook and the social networking world more broadly as a whistle-blower comes forward to call attention to what the algorithms, platforms are doing to our brains, our minds on a daily basis. this employee's name is frances haugen. the more she spread there, how it prioritizes facebook's profits over public safety. here's a part of what she says. one of the cons question ens requests of how 234s pushing.
it gets engainment, reaction. it's easier to inspire people to anger. >> it is enticing to people. >> very enticing. >> keeps them on the platform? >> yes. facebook has realized that if they change the algorithm to be safer, people will spend less time on the site, they'll click on less ads, they'll make less money. >> haugen is soon going to be a household name. she leaked with internal data from facebook showing how the company is well aware of the problems its platforms cause then she gave that 60 michbts interview and on tuesday she'll be testifying to the united states senate. the "60 minutes" interview is a preview of what she might say.
she said the version of facebook being released today, it'sing a problem. it's stamping out hate speech and misinformation. working to make the plat storms, associate that. time and time again we have seen facebook fall short of its own expectations, its own goals and haugen said she saw so much she had to talk. the sec trying to get the voft involved. >> haugen said she was recruited by facebook in 2010. she pointed that the 2020 election as a turning point to facebook and why her feelings
started to change. here's more from the "60 minutes" interview. >> at headquarters she was assigned to civic integrity which worked on risks to election including misinformation. after this past election there was a turning point. >> they told us, we're dissolving it. fast forward a couple months we got the insurrection and when they got rid of civic integrity, it was the moment where i was like i don't trust they're willing to actually invest what needs to be invested to keep facebook from being dangerous. >> facebook has responded to the "60 minutes" report. a spokeswoman for the company said every day our team has to balance protecting the ability of billions of people.
we continue to tackle the spread of misinformation and harmful con nent. to suggest we do nothing is just not true. >> before the "60 minutes" interview. he's exploded anymore. >> not having to do everything right. no such thing as perfection. we have to address that and act on it. in the past there was more hate speech than there should have been. we have applied a huge amount of resources and research. let me give you a simple reason why this is such a misleading analogy. the people who pay our lunch are advertisers. they don't want their content next to hateful, extreme, no moral incentive, company wide
incentive other than trying to give a maximum number of people a positive experience. that is what we do day in and day out. >> a number of companies pulled their ads to pro test the site's failures to stop the spread of hate. facebook can still make a profit and here's a reason why. >> last summer there was an advertiser boycott called by some groups that seemed to last about three weeks but ultimately facebook ended up posting record amounts and it's very important to invest in it and facebook has a strangle hold on how digital
advertising works. until there's an alternative, they are stuck buying facebook ads. none of this would have seen the light of day unless we had this leaker whittle blower. facebook will always be the incentive to precept their first impression. >> mike isaac will speak ahead of that hearing on tuesday. now u.s. president joe biden has a busy week ahead. in the coming hours he'll speak about the need to raise a debt ceiling to prevent the u.s. from default are the for the first time in history. the treasury department is warning it will be unable to pay its bills by around october 18th unless congress acts to raise
and the majority of chuck 1450u mer and efforts 1r said there's nor from the senate's number 2 democrat. >> schumer has said you tonight want your fingerprints on the debt ceiling even though you've created for all of the bills. step out of the vote. the future of our economy is at stake. if he thinks he can score points, senator mcconnell is wrong. >> there's that. mr. biden is getting ready to rally support for his multi-trillion dollar legislative agenda. cnn's arlitt saenz has the details for you. >> reporter: president biden will hit the road to promote his economic agenda.
the president will travel to howell michigan. it would expand the social safety net in the country. both measures currently remain stalled. we main at odds over the two measures. here at the white house to get those negotiations going again. there has been some frustration in the party, particularly moderates. it did not get a vote last week. the white house says there needs to be give and take in the negotiations. take a listen. >> people will be disappointed. that is the art to get both deals. that's the statement from the pres president. human infrastructure is important and physical infrastructure is important. we're going to do both.
>> reporter: house speaker nancy pelosi hassett an end of month deadline to get it passed. the senate has not made a decision. the president said he will work like hell. they're talking about where they saw the line of compromise in their own party. >> there's no number on the table yet that is everyone has agreed to. it's not like -- >> what do you say? >> i don't feel a need to give a number. my number was 3.5. if you are in a negotiation, you need to have a counter offer. >> if we're not talking numbers, why not 1.5. >> that won't happen. >> why won't that happen?
>> because it's too small to get our priorities in. >> what the president said and what all of us are saying is maybe this is the time to power our interests who spend hundreds of millions of dollars from what the american people want. the reason why we are having this discussion right now is because we don't want to leave communities behind. all too often, d.c. politics when we have to make a compromise, the folks that get compromised are lower income, working class families, health care, communities of color. we want to make sure that we're fighting for all of us, not just some of us. now the u.s. supreme court starts a new term in the coming hours. all the justices are expected to be on the bench except for brett kavanaugh who was tested positive for covid-19. they face a polarizing session.
now japan has a new prime minister after a special session of parliament and just a few hours ago. 64-year-old fumio kishida. he and a half have i gates the coronavirus pandemic he'll have challenges like north korea and increasingly assertive china. what can we expect? >> reporter: isa, that's right. we are expecting that to play out. he's just announced his cabinet.
he's got many of shinzo abe's allies. he's boosting the japanese economy hard hit by the pandemic. japan has suffered through multiple surges of covid-19 infections and is now finally releasing that state of emergency restriction and slowly coming out of the worst of the pandemic. he faces growing risks for north korea and china. he's expected to continue his prede predecessor's policies and working with his allies as a b bullwart. business leaders will be watching how kishida balances the deep ties it has around the increasing military assertiveness. i spoke to the ceo of suntary and this is what he had to say
about kishida. >> there are so many complicated issues. he's not the strongest leader in the ruling party of ldp so i'm so concerned about the revolving prime minister system. >> that big question, isa, is how long kishida can hold on to his leadership for. prior to shinzo abe, japan turned through six prime ministers in six years. kishida's first test will be other elections. isa. >> thank you very much. now newport beach in
california is telling people to avoid contact with ocean water. thousands of barrels of crude have poured into the pacific after a league in a pipeline discovered on saturday and residents say it's already having an impact. >> you can see the slick collecting. >> the smell is pretty strong. we can smell it in the parking lot. >> the beach is contaminated with oil tar. nobody's out here cleaning it up. oil company has turned this place into a big industrial armpit and it's not fair to our environment. divers have been inspecting a stretch pipeline, 17 miles. 27 kilometers hoping to find the exact source of the spill. officials say the leak appears to be stopped but the threat isn't over. here's what the mayor of the beach said on sunday.
>> in a year that has been filled with incredibly challenging issues, this oil spill constitutes one of the most devastating situations that our community has dealt with in decades. rest assured that the team in huntington beach mobilized quickly and we are proactively responding. we are doing everything in our power to protect the health and safety of our residents, our visitors and our natural habitats. >> let's bring in meteorologist pedram javaheri. tell us how far this spill has spread and of course the dangers here. >> you know, the dangers remain rather high here, isa. great seeing you. when you look at the area of coverage, what has played out in the last couple of days and just the beginning of what has happened here, take a look at the scenes across newport beach.
stunning landscape. we know reserves here, 25 acres worth have taken on tar. 8300 acres or 3300 hectares of water has a sheen and oil still encompassing it. it's larger than the city of santa monica. take a look at the images again. it's 130,000 gallons have spilled. about 3,000 gallons have recovered so far. well over 95% of it still remains in place. go in for a closer look, about 9 miles, 15 kilometers off shore of the southern california coast line. this is where you find the particular rig, name is elly. want tho show you the polygon that highlights the rigs. the second one there is elly. that's where we think the leak
has originated from. it's on this particular pipeline there is a leak. this is closed production oil. this is not like the 2010 leak in the gulf of mexico, pb oil, that was crude oil, raw crude. far more dense. this particular one is a little l less. studies have shown this region of southern california is home for the most productive fish habitat in the world. 27 times more productive with fish than any other place. >> pedram, do we know how long
it takes to clean this, the cleanup effort? >> they have put a boom essentially picking up what's out there. right now we've got about 3,000 gallons of the 130,000. this has been 12 to 18 hours worth of work. often times this can take weeks or months. at this point stopping that at the source will help the situation but i wouldn't be surprised if it takes much of the month of october before it gets picked up. >> do keep us posted on that. thank you very much. coming up right here on "cnn newsroom," it looks like the u.s. is not out of trouble. plus, the military getting behind the wheel to address the shortage in the u.k. if there's a shortage of truck drivers, could this happen again? we'll have a live report next. and, it's temperature balancing to help you stay comfortable all night.
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led to panic buying, long lines and empty pumps over the weekend. boris johnson is saying they are going through post brexit growing pains. take a listen. >> when you look at the particular issue on petrol, now you have a problem driven by demand. >> nina desantos joins us. what are you seeing? have you seen the military deployed? has the situation improved at all? >> reporter: i'm in central london so it's unlikely we're going to see the military deployed to areas like this one on the main motor ways to heathrow airport. you can see people have been lining up for hours since they
found out that this fuel port has got a delivery of petrol. more broadly speaking, this fuel crisis the government has acknowledged could intermittently continue to be a problem. that is a real concern for many people trying to rebuild businesses and rebuild their lives as well as going back and forth to the office after working from home. and of course there was successive lockdowns. this is also being viewed as an opportunity to that of brexit. there aren't enough delivery drivers and a lot have gone back to eu countries because of covid-19. this is what boris johnson had to say about how people had to wake up to the u.k. trying to
rejig its labor market. these are the growing pains. >> when people voted for change in 2019 as they did, they voted for the end of a broken model of the u.k. economy that relied on low wages, low skill, chronic low productivity. we're moving away from that. >> what is the government moving to? when it comes to easing the supply crunch in fuel, food from one part of the country to the next, they're setting up boot camps to train up thousands of truck drivers and trying to advocate for higher salaries in some of these types of jobs where there is that productivity crunch and that labor supply crunch. remember, isa, they have 1
million jobs and the furlough scheme isn't working. there are lots of opportunities according to boris johnson. >> i spent my weekend lining up also getting fuel and i'm not in london. it's real. it's still happening. thanks very much, nina. now top health experts are warning americans not to let their guard down when it comes to covid. new cases and hospitalizations are on the decline, you can see that. experts say that trend might not last if americans are getting too complacent. the company topped 700,000 covid deaths. dr. an tow any fauci tells cnn many could be prevented. >> many why unavoidable and others will in the future be
avoidable. the number itself is staggering, you're absolutely correct. hopefully that will spur us to realize we have interventions in the form of a vaccine to prevent infe infection, to prevent severe disease, to prevent death. >> new york city seems to be heeding his advice. instead, they're facing unpaid leave. last week they declined a request to block it from taking effect. jetblue airways is one of the latest major companies to require employees to get vaccinated against covid-19. it is unclear when jetblue's mandate will take effect. two other carriers, american and alaska airlines recently announced similar rules. still to come right here on
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huge trove of private financial documents reveals how the rich and powerful have kept billions of dollars beyond the reach of taxes, predators and accountability. in a project known as the pandora papers, almost 12 million financial records were obtained by a team of reporters in the international consortium of investigative journalists. their report includes details of off shore accounts by people who are listed in "forbes" ."
we should note cnn has not done its own analysis of the lee gall lit tis here. this could be appropriate. we spoke with greg miller, one of the journalists reporting on the pandora papers. this is what he said. >> reporter: are these off shore accounts legal that you analyzed? >> yeah. i mean, it depends. so these companies that offer shell companies and so forth, they reside in jurisdictions where they are abiding by the laws of, say, the british virgin islands, cypress, other places around the world. you're right to point out there's not necessarily anything illegal about that but it does create a lot of problems.
these off shore systems are often exploited by criminals to hide ill-gotten gains. corrupt politicians. and as you put it at the top of the show, i mean, just the very, very wealthy in moving money and hiding money in ways that the rest of us simply can't or don't tend to do. >> the washington post off shore firms said they will answer questions about their clients. north korea has opened talks with south korea after cutting ties. they confirm the north responded on a hotline early monday morning. a communications link between the two countries militaries has been restored. north korean leader kim jong-un
vowed to get there. paula, of course communications is always a good thing. one hopes to reduce the tensions. explain what's behind this decision from north korea. >> it's being welcomed by soule and they're happy they be being restored. kim jong-un said himself in a speech he wanted the hotlines resumed could suggest that they will stay resumed for some time. we simply don't know considering back in july of this year they were restored once again. been a year where they haven't been connected but then that's only lasted a matter of days. pyongyang cut the hotlines once again saying they were happy that the u.s. and south korea were carrying out military
drills they wanted canceled. pyongyang has a way of showing anger, displeasure against south korea and wanting them to do something different. this is no different in that respect. we did hear from pyongyang in a number of different cases they want them to stop criticizing the missile launches. there's no doubt that has been a significant up tick. what north korea is saying is south korea is doing the same and they've told them to abandon their, quote, double standards and delusion. south korea has been increasing the new weapons launches and tests. submarine launched ballistic missile having been tested in recent weeks. what north korea is saying is there could be improved relations and even floating the idea of a possible another
summit between the two leaders, something which moon jae-in would be happy. >> good news. let's see how long it lasts. thank you very much. good seeing you. now the u.s. is urging beijing to de-escalate after reports the main land keeps sending more planes into the air defense. they saw a record number of incursions. and they scrambled their own aircraft and air defenses. for the latest will ripley. why are we seeing an increase in incursions across taiwan? is this a miss calculation? is it being read as a provocation? consider it's interesting because beijing never says why they do this. it's interesting.
they mark their national day of celebrations. they're in the middle of a holiday period so we cannot ask the ministry of foreign affairs for a comment because they're off. when you look at the numbers from friday to sat. they dlopd down back to back. you're looking at 93 chinese war planes, 5 antisubmarine aircraft and 4 early warning aircraft. now we're getting a response from the united states watching all of these developments across the taiwan strait. the united states is very concerned by the people's republic of china with their provocative activity near taiwan. we urge beijing to cease its military, diplomatic and economic coercion.
the u.s. is 100% committed to taiwan. it extends 12 nautical miles from coast. the buffer zone when planes enter a country's adiz. china has it, united states has it, china has it. they're asked to identify themselves and warned to leave if they are aircraft as a response to this. but strategically what is most concerning is the concas island. this island is strategic gi very important to the security of taiwan and very easy for china to take back militarily if it
wanted to. that is being looked at as a potential flashpoint. >> will ripley for us in taipei at this hour. thanks very much. we are following developments out of afghanistan where an explosion has apparently targeted senior taliban officials in kabul. we'll have the live report next. trying this. doing that. spending countless days right here. still came the belly pain, discomfort, and bloating. awful feelings she kept sugar-coating. finally, with the help of her doctor, it came to be. that her symptoms were all signs of ibs-c. and that's why she said yess to adding linzess. linzess is not a laxative. it helps you have more frequent and complete bowel movements. and is proven to help relieve overall abdominal symptoms belly pain,discomfort, and bloating. do not give linzess to children less than six and it should not be given to children six to less than 18, it may harm them. do not take linzess if you have a bowel blockage. get immediate help if you develop unusual
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women and children victims. the big take away here, i have to predicate what i'm saying here about the attack on the funeral of the mosque. the taliban, although there's been no claim of responsibility, the taliban's immediate actions afterwards appear to be to go after that isis cell in kabul. so if it is isis that have attacked the taliban in the center of kabul at this main mosque, it is a signature type attack. it is a statement attack because the taliban, and in particular the taliban figure who this funeral was for, his family, his mother's death, has been quite clear telling journalists and other organizations that isis does not pose a big threat here
attached by isis. we don't know the number of casualties. we don't know if among them were fatalities or injuries. at the moment the big take aways have to say it appears as this they're cracking down on isis in bobble, closer to kabul have perpetrated a bigger attack. their message is since they've got in power, people's lives have gotten much safer. that appears less true in kabul. >> great seeing you. thank you.
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another record to his illustrious career. >> reporter: tom brady went back to his old stomping ground in new england on sunday night. he won the game against the patriots with the tampa bay buccaneers and he made history as well. it was a storybook return for brady with this pass to wide receiver mike evans in the first quarter, he became the nfl's all-time passing yards leader surpassing drew brees who had held the record since 2018. the bucs won the game because nick fultz kick hit the up right. the game ended in a 2-2 draw. liverpool one point off the lead. there was an extraordinary result in france. they lost their first league game of the season despite
starting with lionel messi. they were humbled by rennes. despite their galaxy of stars, psg didn't even manage one shot on time. isa, back to you. >> thanks very much. now the numbers are in and let there be carnage cleanup at the box office this weekend. >> i say either, you say either, i say neither, i say neither. >> i haven't seen it. but it dethrones marvel's film "black widow." it raked in more than $19 million. it's in some theaters their best october yet. of course they needed that. some lucky american could be one lat ri ticket away from the life of leisure.
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