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  • Science of 2018, most distant solar system object, declining antibiotic use in livestock: science roundup | Miles O'Brien Productions

    Science of 2018, most distant solar system object, declining antibiotic use in livestock: science roundup

    Traffic was light this morning, tumbleweeds are rolling through the hallways of WGBH, and there was no line to get a Santa Fe chicken wrap in the station café. Yes, it appears the winter holiday has already begun, but we are still hard at work here. Today, we’re focused on our upcoming NOVA entitled “Inside…

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  • The Software We Wrote to Understand Junk News – with Producer Cameron Hickey | Miles O'Brien Productions

    The Software We Wrote to Understand Junk News – with Producer Cameron Hickey

    In the final episode in our series on Junk News, some wisdom from one of the leading experts in the murky world of online misinformation. He also happens to be the producer of the series that we aired on the PBS NewsHour. Now he’s taking the software he wrote to Harvard, where they hope to…

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  • Inside Facebook – with Tessa Lyons, head of News Feed integrity | Miles O'Brien Productions

    Inside Facebook – with Tessa Lyons, Head of News Feed Integrity

    Facebook was created for people to share family photos and memories. But as ads entered the mix, the platform was refined to hold our attention for as long as possible. Quality was not a consideration – until recently. But how to fix the junk news mess without editing it? Maybe Facebook needs a newsroom. I…

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  • Junk news series wrap, close asteroid flyby, microbiome connected to MS: this week in science

    Here’s a look back at this week in science, with stories you don’t want to miss. Junk news series comes to a close This week, we aired the final installment of our four part series shedding light on the murky world of junk news for the PBS NewsHour. Producer Cameron Hickey and I began our…

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  • Inside Facebook's race to separate news from junk | Miles O'Brien Productions

    Inside Facebook’s race to separate news from junk

    At Facebook, there are two competing goals: keep the platform free and open to a broad spectrum of ideas and opinions, while reducing the spread of misinformation. The company says it’s not in the business of making editorial judgments, so they use fact-checkers, artificial intelligence and their users. Can they stop junk news from adapting?…

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  • Kilauea eruption, junk news effects, human quantum tests: this week in science | Miles O'Brien Productions

    Kilauea eruption, junk news effects, human quantum tests: this week in science

    The Big Island is getting bigger by the moment… Hawaii’s Kilauea volcano has been erupting nearly continuously since 1983. But what’s happening on the Big Island now is unprecedented. As I write, 15 fissures have opened up in a community near the volcano, spewing lava over more than 116 acres. Thirty six structures have been…

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