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After meetings between Justice Department officials and lawyers for Purdue Pharma, a prosecution memo containing evidence indicating that the company’s executives misled the public and Congress was buried. #TheWeeklyNYT

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About 200,000 people have died in the U.S. from prescription opioid overdoses. Our reporter Barry Meier uncovered a government memo containing evidence that could have curbed the crisis. Watch #TheWeeklyNYT on @FXNetworks on Sunday and later on @Hulu.

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One by one, the family members of opioid victims testified in federal court about the devastating effects of abuse and addiction. But even as thousands of people died, evidence that might have slowed the course of an American tragedy was hidden. #TheWeeklyNYT on @FXNetworks and @Hulu.

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The seeds of the opioid crisis were planted in places like Lee County, Va., two decades ago. #TheWeeklyNYT visits the people who first sounded the alarm about the dangers of opioids. Watch this Sunday on @FXNetworks and Monday on @hulu.

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Federal prosecutors wanted to charge executives from Purdue Pharma, the maker of OxyContin, with crimes that could have sent them to prison. #TheWeeklyNYT investigates why that didn’t happen. Watch on @FXNetworks and @Hulu.

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One challenge for our episode was how to turn a document into a character. We wanted to present the confidential Justice Department memo from 2006 that Barry Meier received, which was the basis of his investigation for #TheWeeklyNYT , as a character in the story - not just text on the screen. #ShowNotes from #TheWeeklyNYT team 📷: John Pappas

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A federal prosecutor who investigated Purdue Pharma, the maker of OxyContin, tells #TheWeeklyNYT that the company misled the public about opioids. Purdue executives insisted they did nothing wrong.

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🚨A confidential government memo contained evidence that might have slowed the course of the opioid epidemic. Barry Meier investigates why it was buried for more than a decade as thousands died from overdoses and abuse. #TheWeeklyNYT on @FXNetworks Sunday and on @Hulu Monday.

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Max Fisher interviews a Brazilian teenager, who suggested we meet him at the beach in Niterói to discuss how he and his friends use social media. Our crew had to balance heavy gear in the sand. #ShowNotes from #TheWeeklyNYT producers 📷: @franciscoproner

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Our cinematographers capture stunning views of Rio de Janeiro's beaches using aerial drones. #ShowNotes from #TheWeeklyNYT producers 📷: Singeli Agnew

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Matheus Dominguez meets Max Fisher before a right-wing political rally in Niterói. Matheus, who started seeing far-right videos after watching guitar tutorials online, says he wants to run for office one day. #ShowNotes from #TheWeeklyNYT producers 📷: @franciscoproner

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6 days ago

On the day we met with Kim Kataguiri, an elected official, he was making the rounds at traditional media outlets, including TV and radio stations. #ShowNotes from #TheWeeklyNYT producers 📷: Singeli Agnew

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1 week ago

Outrage, controversy, even violence. Right-wing political activists in Brazil explain how they create videos optimized for viral success on YouTube, reaching a wider audience. Watch #TheWeeklyNYT along with Max Fisher and Amanda Taub at 10/9c tonight on @fxnetworks

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Microcephaly is more common among children born in northeastern Brazil than among those born elsewhere in the country. The rare birth defect, which has been linked to infection with the Zika virus, leaves children with smaller heads than normal, and often with brain damage and severe disabilities. #TheWeeklyNYT reports that misinformation spread on YouTube has persuaded a number of Brazilian women wrongly that vaccines are to blame. 📷: @franciscoproner

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As YouTube increased in popularity, an army of right-wing personalities began to post their own videos amplifying Jair Bolsonaro’s views. #TheWeeklyNYT goes inside YouTube’s algorithm and the rise of the far right in Brazil.

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“I was scared to give any more vaccines to my daughter after that.” Misinformation spread on YouTube wrongly convinced some Brazilian women that vaccines are to blame for the Zika virus. #TheWeeklyNYT this Sunday on @fxnetworks and Monday on @hulu.

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Some right-wing politicians in Brazil parlayed their viral video success on YouTube into successful campaigns for public office. Watch #TheWeeklyNYT on @FXNetworks and @Hulu to see how YouTube helped them rise.

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