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itself monday. the social media empire and its apps, what's app and instagram were down six hours providing plenty of fodder on twitter, people making jokes about vaccines. >> it was a good day for vaccinations because your uncle wasn't on facebook. >> the digital lives of billions in the u.s. disrupted with users refl re reflexively refreshing their apps. quote, a company with control over our deepest thoughts, feelings and behaviors needs real oversight. prepared remarks obtained by cnn, she is expected to tell senators the company's leadership knows ways to make facebook and instagram safer and won't make the necessary changes because they have put their immense profits before people. it doesn't have to be this way. >> the 37-year-old former facebook product manager revealed her identity during a "60 minutes" segment that aired sunday night. her lawyer says his client is scared, but determined.
>> we have one individual making a world of a difference because she had the courage to come forward and disclose what she believes to be wrong to federal government regulators. and it's her against a trillion dollar company. so to say that, you know, she's intimidated perhaps a little by a trillion dollar company is not an understatement. >> a 17-year reckoning in the making, senators are likely to ask questions about facebook's role in the january 6th insurrection, how it amplifies hate and disinformation and profits from it as well as how content on instagram sends toxic messages to teens. cnn's donie o'sullivan has more. >> reporter: facebook had a nightmare day on monday with all of its platforms going offline. facebook, instagram and what's app were down hours through monday. now the headache for the company moves here to washington, d.c., where later today on tuesday, the whistleblower who left the company back in may will be
testifying before the senate. we saw earlier in the week she spoke to "60 minutes" where she outlined how she said facebook was damaging democracy, and bad for elections, and bad for the mental health of children. we have her testimony, her opening statement of her testimony that she will be delivering later today. here is some of what she says in it. facebook wants you to believe in false choices. they want you to believe you must choose between connecting with those you love online andier personal privacy. that in order to share fun photos of your kids with friends, you must be inundated with misinformation. they want you to believe that that is just part of the deal. she says that she doesn't want to hurt facebook. she doesn't want to hurt people who work there. she wants to make facebook better and she wants to create space for social media to be a positive force in society, something she says that is not happening right now. all eyes will be on capitol hill
today. christine and laura? >> donie, thank you so much for that. let's bring in garrett, technology reporter for the "washington post." garrett, thank you so much for getting up with us. has facebook finally met its match with this whistleblower? she is credible. she has documents. she's prepared to face against this trillion dollar company, this goliath that is facebook. what are you watching for today? >> yeah, absolutely. i think one of the interest things is that frances is going to make this argument facebook is like big tobacco was several decades ago which was denying that cigarettes were dangerous to people's health for years before the government actually had to step in and say, look, we don't care that you're going to keep denying this. we are going to regulate you. and that's the argument she's making. of course, she's coming with thousands of pages of documents. the revelations inside of them, many of them are things that have been reported here and there in dribs and drabs over the years. there have been other leaks. there's also been research showing that some of these
things are true. but what frances is providing is more documentation from inside the company that in some cases they did research about what impacts their platform were having on people and there were employees who said maybe we should change some things. the company often decided to scale things back, but not all the way to maybe make changes, but not quite fast enough. and frances is saying, and she has many documents to back up some of her claims including research from inside the company that facebook did make a lot of decisions based purely on profit rather than the well-being of its billions of users. >> that big tobacco comparison is compelling. listen to facebook's nick kleg dismiss it. >> the big tobacco comparison is everywhere right now. how do you feel about those comparisons too big tobacco? >> i think they're profoundly false. >> why? >> well, because i don't think it's remotely like tobacco.
i mean, social media apps, they're apps. people download them on their phones. why do they do that? it has to be a reason why a third of the world's population enjoys using these apps. >> back in '94 when there was a similar moment with testimony for big tobacco, right, back then a third of people around the world were smoking. so there is kind of a compelling comparison. >> yeah, absolutely. there's questions of do we actually enjoy all the time we spend on our social apps. especially opening instagram and waking up maybe half an hour later and realize you spent all that time scrolling. i think nick kleg argues people use it. of course, facebook is an important vital communication tool for billions of people around the world. when they went down yesterday, i couldn't what's app my family in canada, and so it's very important, you know, this company does provide a lot of value. but i think the arguments that the whistleblower frances is making is not that facebook should go away completely, but that the company has grown so
powerful that it can't just have profit and growth as its main driver. it must use some of the social good as part of the yardstick that it measures its success against. she said lawmakers are going to have to force it to do it because it's not going to do it on its own. >> i don't know if i was more productive yesterday. >> i was. >> i instinctively kept going back to instagram to see if it's back online. even though we're in business, i kept going there. it shows you how it has that muscle memory built in now. it's something she's talking about. i wonder what would regulating facebook actually look like. we've now moved, as christine points out, the conversation from should we regulate, to what would it look like. the whistleblower makes the comparison to the department of transportation watching cars drive down the highway without knowing seat belts inside.
one technology facebook offers is relevant to content. when you open facebook or instagram, the posts you see have been chosen for you by a software code that's very secret. they like to be able to look inside that as well. >> very quickly, what is facebook? is it a public utility? is it a platform for -- what is it? i don't even know how you would classify how to regulate it. >> yeah, i mean, it's all of the above, i would say.
>> yeah. >> and it's changed the way we live. and potentially a threat to democratic values. thank you. >> technology reporter for the "washington post." monday was mark zuckerberg's awful bad day, having a product that hurts people, knowing about it, covering it up. investors hammered the stock. shares fell 5% monday, worst day of the year. some context here. despite monday's decline, facebook is up a stunning 19% this year and up an astonishing 753% since 2012. showing the facebook business model has been very profitable for investors. monday's sell-off cost c.e.o. zuckerberg 6 billion as facebook's stock fell. it moves him down bloomberg's index. he's number 5 on the list with only a mere $121 billion. he now trails behind bill gates.
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wave of covid-19, but several indicators say that we are going in the right direction. let's take a look at a map of the united states. those states in green, and you can see there are a lot of them, that means the cases are actually going down. the states in red, the cases are going up. the states in orange, those states are holding steady. now let's take a look at covid-19 hospitalizations since the beginning of september. as you can see, they have really gone down quite steadily, and that's really good news. now let's take a look at deaths. deaths are going down. you can barely see it, but that decline is there. and the reason why you don't have as dramatic a decline is deaths usually lag behind hospitalizations. now, it's obviously too early to say we're anywhere near the end of this particular outbreak. there are still 2,000 americans dying, about 2,000 americans dying every day from covid-19. now, of course, a way to hasten the end of this outbreak is to
get more people vaccinated. still, in the united states, nearly one in four people has not gotten even a single shot of a covid-19 vaccine. christine, laura? >> elizabeth cohen, enthuse for that. the long-time head of the national institutes of health dr. francis collins is stepping down. according to "washington post" and politico, collins plans to announce his resignation today and will leave by the end of the year. he has led the top government research agency under the last three presidents. the report says no decision has been made on an interim director. florida is leaving more than $2 billion in money on the table. the department of education wants to know why. it is the only state, the only state in the country that has not applied for a third round of covid-19 relief for its schools. they are calling out governor ron desantis for not pr prioritizing students. >> it is extremely reckless.
when you come up with a deadline for hundreds of thousands of students across the state of florida that are in public schools that need to have, you know, lots of resources and actual physical bodies in the schools to take care of our students, it says a lot. it's just wrong. >> governor desantis responding to a request for a spending plan with a statement saying, at this time, no district has articulated a need for funding that cannot be met with currently available resources. whenever this may change in the future, the state of florida will coordinate with the u.s. department of education to ensure florida's students and educators have all the resources they need. a protest against vaccine mandates turning violent in new york city. video shows a group of protesters booing as they walk by a mobile covid-19 testing unit in manhattan on monday. two of them then flipped the tent upside down. you can see it rocking there.
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>> good morning, christine. this was a very special win for bubba wallace. it's his first win at nascar's highest level. he's the first black driver to win since wendell scott in 1963, and it happened at talladega super speed way. he had to lead with 71 laps when the race was called due to rain. he was declared the winner. the 27-year-old getting emotional after the race, thanking his fans while saying, making this history pretty cool. >> this is for all the kids out there that want to have an opportunity whatever they want to achieve and be the best at what they want to do. you have to go through a lot of [ bleep ]. you have to stick to your path and stay humble, stay hungry. been plenty of times i wanted to give up. surround yourself with the right people. it's moments like this you appreciate it. >> bubba is the only driver at nascar's highest level. this is the first win for the 23 car co-owned by michael jordan and denny hamlin.
this win coming at talladega. that's where a noose was found in his garage in june of last year. the fbi found that the noose was at the end of a garage pull that was there before wallace was assigned to that garage. monday night football in los angeles, late 35 minutes due to lightning in the area. check out jon gruden's reaction to that news. he looked up thinking, aren't we inside at sofi stadium? despite being in l.a., it was like a home game for the raiders, not the chargers. quieting the raiders fans in the first half, throwing three touchdown passes. the raiders made a game of it in the fourth quarter, but austin putting the game away with an 11-yard touchdown run. chargers win 28-14. arizona cardinals now the lone unbeaten team left in the nfl. jaguars coach urban meyer apologizing after video of him in a club in ohio went viral over the weekend.
>> i apologize to the team and staff for being a distraction. stupid. i owned it, you know, just stupid -- should not have put myself in that kind of position. >> urban meyer stayed at home as opposed to flying back to florida. 0-4 under meyer, they haven't won a game since the 2020 season opened. golden state warriors taking their preseason game in portland. starting forward andrew wiggins has now been vaccinated and he says he felt like he had no choice. >> i feel like the only option was to get vaccinated or not play in the nba. it feels good to play, but, you know, getting vaccinated, that's going to be something that stays in my mind for a long time. that's something i wanted to do,
but kind of forced to. >> so, christine, in order for players to play home games in san francisco and new york, those players for those home teams have to be vaccinated. andrew wiggins was one of the guys that was publicly holding out. now all eyes really turn to kyrie irving and his decision because his vaccination status is still unknown. >> i have a question to the team doctors. clearly they're getting really great medical advice from their team doctors, right, about how if you get covid you aren't playing in the nba, you're out. >> over 90% vaccinated. >> nba is 95% now. so the overall number is great. >> that's better than the public. all right, andy, nice to see you. >> appreciate it. all right, still ahead for you, president biden ripping republicans for playing politics with the debt ceiling. >> i do quite frankly think it's hypocritical and disgraceful. >> republicans respond next.
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good morning, everyone. this is early start. i'm laura jarrett. >> i'm christine romans. it is 31 minutes past the hour. reckless, that was president biden's diagnosis of senate republicans' decision to play, quote, russian roulette with the u.s. economy. a blunt president biden monday on the risk of not raising the debt ceiling to everyday americans. >> not only are republicans refusing to do their job.
they're threatening to use the power -- their power to prevent us from doing our job. saving the economy from a catastrophic event. i think quite frankly it's hypocritical, dangerous and disgraceful. as soon as this week, your savings and your pocketbook could be directly impacted by this republican stunt. it's as simple as that. >> in a letter to president biden monday, senate minority leader mitch mcconnell reiterated republicans will not help raise the debt limit and democrats will have to do it on their own. cnn's jasmin wright live in washington with more. jasmin, how likely is it democrats will raise the debt ceiling through reconciliation? >> reporter: well, christine, if republicans continue to hold their line, the odds seem more likely. as of now, democratic leaders house leader nancy pelosi and senate leader chuck schumer said
they do not want to go that way. they want republicans to move out of the way and pass it with a simple majority. biden called reconciliation dangerous. it has to happen before they can get to the one they want. he said really that both parties incurred this debt and, therefore, both parties should support raising the debt ceiling. remember, treasury secretary janet yellen gave congress until october 18 to raise this thing. that is only 13 days away. so democrats need to make the decision and they need to make a decision soon about which way they will go. but even after the president's really tough words yesterday at the white house, really slamming republicans for their efforts, senate minority leader mitch mcconnell did not seem swayed. he did not seem convinced that -- really, he seemed firm that things were going to go the way he says they are. take a listen. harmful impacts,
including the american credit rating will be downgraded, interest rates will rise for mortgages, auto loans, credit cards, borrowing, in addition to people potentially be furloughed for their jobs. so democrats need to decide the way forward. of course, this comes as they also have to decide the way forward on his sweeping economic
agenda. christine? >> a lot going on there. jasmin, thank you so much. nice to see you this morning. time for three questions in three minutes. historian and professor at princeton university, julian, so nice to see you. the debt ceiling that's been raised 49 times under republican presidents, 27 times under democrat presidents. how do they get it done, then? >> well, the path mcconnell is pushing, reconciliation, might be the only option. it's hard to imagine that coming out of a pandemic we'd be in the situation where the republicans are threatening financial default and economic chaos. right now schumer is trying to persuade republicans, but this might be a case where they're not persuadable. and reconciliation would allow them to push this through without republican support. >> it's not clear to me they have democratic support for
reconciliation on this. we'll see. but some video surfaced this weekend of protesters following senator sinema into a bathroom to confront her on her opposition to a different plan, not the reconciliation plan, but this $3.5 trillion plan to remake the social safety net. following someone into the bathroom is obviously gross, but does it also suggest to you, julian, voters might actually be more engaged and animated on these issues than we might actually understand? harry has a great piece on how her district may not be as conservative as she thinks it is. >> theris is one manifestation social protest. we see it going in all directions. that is what it's coming from. it stems from some of her own constituents that there's no room for them to participate in the process and to have their voices heard. and i think what that often
leads to is protesters mobilizing and trying to find other tactics to express their opinions and positions. and i think that's where this is stemming from, and that's a risk that senator sinema faces by not going along with these kinds of ideas. >> julian, the former white house press secretary stephanie grisham has a book out and she had this to say about a potential trump 2024 run. listen. >> i am terrified of him running for president in 2024. i don't think he is fit for the job. >> she is terrified, but there's a lot of energy behind trump still. a a des moines register poll says his popularity has grown. 53% favorable, his best showing ever in this polling. he's going to iowa state fairgrounds for a rally saturday. is he going to run for president or is he trying to keep the stage and the limelight?
>> well, we don't know the answer, but i think it would be a mistake to discount the idea that he seriously is considering a presidential run. he remains very popular in the republican party. his popularity in many ways has expanded over the past year. and i think he's giving many, many signals that he's thinking, if not in the process of starting an early run. so i still think there is a strong likelihood we will see the former president on the ticket in 2024. >> a strong likelihood. well, we'll see what happens this weekend in iowa at least. it's nice to see you. thank you so much. >> thank you. we should mention former white house press secretary and communications secretary stephanie grisham will join "new day." she has a lot to say. one person who has not unhitched his wagon from president trump, he tells sean hannity he's still tight with the former president and the two
made their peace about what happened on january 6. you know, when trump sicked an angry mob on him. >> you can't spend almost five years in a political fox hole with somebody without developing a strong relationship. january 6 was a tragic day in the history of our capitol building. but thanks to the efforts of capitol hill police, federal officials, the capitol was secured, we finished our work. and the president and i sat down a few days later and talked through all of it. i can tell you that we parted amicably at the end of the administration, and we've talked a number of times since we both left office. >> and straight from the trump playbook, right on queue, pence blamed the media for distracting from the biden administration's supposed failed agenda by focusing on one day in january. of course, it was not just one day in january. the misinformation and disinformation that has fueled january 6 continues. >> it does, it does. former democratic
presidential candidate andrew yang says he's breaking up with the democratic party and is now registered as an independent. the former presidential candidate calls the switch a strangely emotional experience. he said his lifelong relationship became unfit and the democrats became ideological. a massive oil spill in southern california, birds are washing up on shore. officials say the leak appears to have stopped as they focus on preventing an ecological disaster. some environmental advocates warning irreparable damage has already been done. cnn's sarah sidner has more on all of this. >> reporter: christine and laura, before you could see it you could smell it. the smell of a tar-like substance which was the oozing crude oil that had come out of an oil pipeline offshore here
from orange county. we now know that an estimated 126,000 gallons of crude has been spilled into the sea. it has already affected some of the animals here, particularly birds. we know there are several that have been covered in this crude oil which is very dangerous to them. one of them has died. and there's a lot of concern that in the weeks ahead, we will see effects potentially to mammals, some of the other sea life as well. so, sea lions and, you know, anything that goes through this can be very, very dangerous, especially if they ingest it. we should also mention that this is not just affecting those who are here and live here and love this place. the surfers that come to use the beach. it's also affecting tourism and the businesses that rely on folks coming in who want to enjoy the water. we were able to talk to the c.e.o. and the captain of a company here that basically takes people out on the water. you can go ahead and charter a
yacht or a boat. he said his phone has been ringing off the hook with cancellations. >> it's not a good feeling. we have our, we have or rent to pay. we have our, you know, all kinds of expenses that will keep on going. but the income may not be there. so -- >> reporter: people are cancelling, correct? >> exactly. we have to give them back their money. it's only fair. it's not their fault. >> reporter: we should talk about the company responsible for this leak, amplify, a houston-based company, says that the leak started happening sometime on friday. we now know that the subsidiary of amplify, a company beta operating company has seen several violations, more than a hundred. right now what a lot of folks are doing is just trying to clean up the oil and trying to save the animals who use this as their home, as their habitat. christine? >> all right, sarah, thank you so much for that. amplify energy stock falling
44%, losing nearly half its value. stocks are up about 145% year to date. that is, of course, riding that surge in oil prices this year. but a very bad day for amplify after the oil spill. it is already facing a lawsuit because of the spill. a southern california dejay filed monday. a resident of huntington beach will lose a substantial amount of business because the beach where he books events will be closed for the foreseeable future. the lawsuit names the beta company as well as unnamed subsidiaries and affiliates. cnn has reached out to amplify and belt accompany for comment. programming note on an all-new season of this is life, lisa ling explores history books. it's a hard truth america confronts today. 10:00 p.m. eastern only on cnn. we'll be right back. ice works fast. heat makes it last.
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breaking news. a devastating new report on child sex abuse by catholic clergy in france. an independent commission finding 200,000 minors have been victimized over the last seven decades. cyril vanier has been studying this report. he joins us live from paris. what are we learning? >> reporter: look, this has been 2 1/2 years of investigation by this independent commission. to answer one simple question. how many minors have been abused? what is the size of this problem within the french catholic church? and we can now put a number on it. 216,000, that's the estimated number of minors that have been abused since 1950. that number surges to 330,000 if you include the wider catholic social environment if you include catholic schools and charity. with that number now public, irrefutable with forensics,
there is going to be a before and after for the catholic church. the head of conference and bishops said as much the abuse was more than we could have ever imagined. he expressed his shame and asked for forgiveness. victims of sexual abuse were seething today. one who spoke, who has been instrumental in shedding light on cases of sexual abuse, said that the representatives of the church were a disgrace to humanity and said, looking them in the eye, you must all pay. now, we just spoke to someone who was a victim of sexual abuse and testified before this independent commission who is now a priest and told us he struggles with this dual role as both a victim and a representative of the institution. listen to this. >> i fought with all my strength as a priest and as a victim. first against abusers and as a priest at my level, these things do not happen again.
the things move forward and that the church change. >> reporter: his priority now, that the recommendations of the commission be fully implemented so that this never happens again in the french catholic church. >> cyril vanier, thank you so much for that truly devastating report. thank you. all right. a top legal adviser at the state department now stepping down from his post said the biden administration's deportation of haitians from the u.s./mexico border is inhumane. in a six-page memo to colleagues, he used a public health law to expel migrants, a tactic often used by the trump admission. priscilla has the latest from washington. a prominent attorney, very well respected, i wonder what are you learning how much conflict there might be in the state department over these type of deportations? >> reporter: laura, this is the second resignation in just over a week where an official cited
this public health authority on their way out the door. in late september, daniel foote, u.s. envoy to haiti, didn't want to be associated with what he called an inhumane policy. harold coe, state department legal adviser we learned is also leaving had planned to depart in october according to a state department official and will still serve as a contractor. but in a memo to colleagues, he, too, called this an inhumane policy and also went on to say, quote, it simply is not worthy of this administration that i so strongly support. now, laura, the source of tension here is what's known as title 42. that allows for the swift removal of migrants who are encountered at the u.s./mexico border, largely barring them from seeking asylum in the united states. it's really come into focus with the expulsion of haitians since september 19th. the department of home land security has conducted about 65
repatriation flights with more than 7,000 haitians on board. now, the administration calls this a public health imperative amid an ongoing pandemic and says it is not an immigration policy, but clearly still frustration both within the administration and outside of the administration among democratic allies as these flights continue. >> call them repatriation flights. they're going to a place they do not know as their home any more in so many cases. priscilla, thank you for getting up with us. 5:52. let's get a look at markets around the world. japan's nikkei down 1%, down 10% from recent highs. wall street infecting markets there. on wall street stock index futures also this morning leaning up for a bit of a balance after a problem yesterday on inflation worries and debt ceiling brinkmanship. the nasdaq 2% lower. oil the highest since 2014 after
opec and its allies held steady on production plans. higher oil prices mean higher gas prices at the gas station. the average for a gallon of gas is $3.20, a dollar more than last year. someone in california will wake up this morning very, very rich. beating odds of 192 million to one. someone hit the powerball jackpot. a bounty of nearly $7 million. the 7th largest in history. they have to choose between an after tax lump sum or 30 annual payments. you have to figure out how to spend it all, right? the lump sum would be $499 million. my advice, take the lump sum. after taxes, buy your mom a big house and don't try to spend it all. figure out how to grow that money. congratulations whoever you are. >> christine romans, always take the lump sum. howard university and netflix teaming up to establish
a $5.9 million scholarship fund in honor of chadwick boseman. at howard college of fine arts were boseman was a student, he died after a battle with colon cancer. all right. a rough start to the week for facebook for sure. first a whistleblower, then its apps all went dark yesterday providing plenty of juice for your late-night laughs. >> facebook is only down for a day n. that short time, everyone got the vaccine. amazing. amazing how that happened. i don't know. [ cheers and applause ] >> with no social media, i actually ended up spending most of the day talking to my son. he's really nice. [ laughter ] nice guy. >> for hours users were left in suspense about whether their second cousin thinks the vaccine gives your pancreas wi-fi. it was so bad that the only way facebook could let the world know what was going on -- and this is true -- was by posting a
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