Sean Smyth

Sean Smyth is an overnight web producer for He grew up in South Boston, and he is a graduate of Harrisburg Area Community College and Penn State University.

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John Oliver says ‘astroturfing’ is ‘serious threat to our public discourse’

By , Globe Staff

Oliver called the tactics “sophisticated, effective, and dangerous.”

The ‘cop pool karaoke’ officers play a bigger stage: at Brad Paisley’s concert

By Amelia Nierenberg and Sean Smyth and , Globe Correspondent | Globe Staff

Stephen McNulty and Kim Tavares got a big hand Saturday when they sang for the audience at the Xfinity Center.

Duxbury man indicted on child porn charges

By Jackson Cote and , Globe Correspondent | Globe Staff

Christopher Barlow, 21, who already is facing a multitude of charges in Mass. and Conn., will be arraigned next week, officials said.

John Oliver takes on prosecutors and their power

By and , Globe Staff

With district attorney races heating up across the country, including here in Boston, Oliver argued that prosecutors hold an outsized role in the criminal justice system.