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The Company He Keeps: Unearthing Trump's Business Deals On Our Doorstep  |  ABC

It was one of the more bizarre moments of Donald Trump's presidential campaign. At a press conference at Trump Tower in New York to declare his loyalty to the Republican Party, Donald Trump was flanked by guests from Indonesia, and made a big show of announcing one very special guest. It was unclear why the Indonesians were there, or why Trump was making such a fuss of them. Now a Four Corners investigation will reveal how Trump, as he was closing in on his political rivals, was negotiating luxury resort deals in Bali and Java, raising serious questions about presidential conflicts of interest. In Bali, plans are under way to Trumpify one of the most iconic and sacred sites in Bali - Tanah Lot. But curiously, for a tourist destination usually keen to talk up what the island paradise has to offer, government officials are not keen to talk about the proposed Trump Tower development. In a second development on Java, the deal to build a massive gaudy theme park and resort development has been inked, leaving local farmers frightened of what the future holds. Four Corners investigates how these deals were done through an unholy alliance formed between Trump and controversial business and political figures in Indonesia. Trump's business partners have a troubling history with ties to the corrupt Suharto regime. While at home in the US, Trump rails against Islamic extremism. In Indonesia, he has formed political alliances with politicians aligned with Islamist forces.

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Rise Of The Trolls  |  ABC

The digital revolution has transformed our world. Never in human history have we been more connected to each other in ways that would have seemed unimaginable only a decade ago. But with the rise of social media platforms like Facebook and Twitter, and a smartphone in virtually every pocket, the internet bullies known as trolls are only ever a click, tap or swipe away. Instead of bringing people together, trolls use the internet to target those they disagree with by provoking, harassing and threatening them. On Monday night Four Corners takes you into the dark side of the internet to explore the rise of cyber trolls. Many trolls go to great lengths to try and hide their identity and as the program explores, psychiatrists believe this is helping to propel the appalling behaviour. One self-proclaimed hardcore troll outlines the trolling landscape and boasts about his extensive conquests, all while hiding behind a cloak of anonymity. And some of the trolls are not who you'd expect. We meet Britain's most notorious troll, jailed for sending threatening tweets, and a campaigner in Canada as he goes on trial after a confrontation on Twitter. The prosecution of trolls raises uncomfortable questions about how far our commitment to freedom of expression goes. Activists are warning of an Orwellian future of thought police.

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