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Every Friday, Slate’s popular daily news podcast What Next brings you TBD, a clear-eyed look into the future. From fake news to fake meat, algorithms to augmented reality, Lizzie O’Leary is your guide to the tech industry and the world it’s creating for us to live in.

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Every Friday, Slate’s popular daily news podcast What Next brings you TBD, a clear-eyed look into the future. From fake news to fake meat, algorithms to augmented reality, Lizzie O’Leary is your guide to the tech industry and the world it’s creating for us to live in.

    Trump and Twitter Go to War

    Trump and Twitter Go to War

    On Tuesday, after years of inaction, Twitter fact checked President Trump’s tweets for the first time. Six words were added below the original text, directing readers to outside articles refuting his claims.

    Two days later, the president signed an executive order that aims to change the nature of online speech, and the platforms that host it.

    Guest: Casey Newton, Silicon Valley editor at the Verge
     
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    Lizzie O’Leary
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    What Is Elon Musk Thinking?

    What Is Elon Musk Thinking?

    As the coronavirus shut down manufacturing across California in March and April, Elon Musk only wanted one thing: to start making cars again.

    So when local government officials in Alameda County got in his way, Musk took the fight public, and won.

    Guest: Kara Swisher, co-host of the Pivot podcast.

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    Lizzie O’Leary
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    Decoding the Flood of COVID Data

    Decoding the Flood of COVID Data

    Every week, it feels like some new piece of coronavirus information dominates the headlines. Mysterious symptoms, changing government directives. This constant trickle of updates can quickly turn into a flood.

    How should normal people interpret this deluge of data?

    Guest: Emily Oster, professor of economics at Brown University and co-founder of COVID-Explained. 

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    Should You Get an Antibody Test?

    Should You Get an Antibody Test?

    Yesterday, New York City announced that it would provide 140,000 free antibody tests to residents who want to know if they have been exposed to the coronavirus. And New York isn’t alone: large-scale antibody testing is ramping up around the country.

    But with faulty tests flooding the market and questions about whether a positive test really confers immunity are antibody tests really worth the bother?

    Guests: Shannon Palus, staff writer for Slate, and Dr. Natalie E. Dean, assistant professor of biostatistics at the University of Florida.
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    How the Crisis Could Embolden Big Tech

    How the Crisis Could Embolden Big Tech

    This week, the world’s largest tech companies posted their quarterly earnings. And—unlike most other companies in the world—things aren’t looking so bad. With the global economy reeling, and people sheltering indoors, the tech giants have an opportunity to reshape the way we live. Don’t expect them to wait on the sidelines.

    Guest: Elizabeth Dwoskin, Silicon Valley correspondent at the Washington Post
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    Can We Really Make a Safe Vaccine in 18 Months?

    Can We Really Make a Safe Vaccine in 18 Months?

    There are over 60 vaccines for the coronavirus currently in development. Four of them are already being tested in humans. As researchers move at breakneck speed to find a vaccine, they’re debating breaking (or at least bending) the rules that ensure the end product is safe.

    How do we balance speed with safety in the rush to develop a vaccine?

    Guest: Dr. Timothy Lahey, an infectious diseases doctor, ethicist, and vaccine researcher at the University of Vermont Medical Center.
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