PBS NewsHour

Inside Facebook's race to separate news from junk

Clip: 05/17/2018 | 11m 4s Video has closed captioning.

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? Science correspondent Miles O'Brien reports.

Aired: 05/17/18

Rating: NR

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