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

On May 16, 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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