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PBS Wraps 4-Part Series on “Junk News,” Featuring Facebook’s Misinformation Team


Last night, PBS NewsHour aired the fourth and final segment of its series on “junk news.” The series features two in-depth visits with the Facebook team that’s fighting misinformation, as well as interviews with critics, academics, people who spread false news and those who consume it. Watch each segment below:

Part 1 – “How Facebook’s news feed can be fooled into spreading misinformation”

 

Part 2 – “Online anger is gold to this junk-news pioneer”

 

Part 3 – “Why we love to like junk news that reaffirms our beliefs”

 

Part 4 – “Inside Facebook’s race to separate news from junk”

 

See also:
An In-Depth Update on False News, from the Product Manager Tackling It
The Three-Part Recipe for Cleaning up Your News Feed



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