Facebook algorithm called into question after whistleblower testimony calls it dangerous

Facebook algorithm called into question after whistleblower testimony calls it dangerous

Facebook’s algorithm is being called into question after a whistleblower told lawmakers last week that she believes it’s dangerous and leads to the spread of misinformation, claims the company has pushed back on since. Karen Hao, senior AI editor for…

CBSN Originals | Deepfakes and the Fog of Truth

CBSN Originals | Deepfakes and the Fog of Truth

Deepfakes, or videos doctored to show people saying or doing things they didn’t say or do, are on the rise. As the technology becomes cheaper and easier to use, realistic-looking deepfake videos of celebrities’ faces pasted onto other bodies, world leaders…

Some U.S. chiropractors spread misinformation on COVID vaccines, AP finds

Some U.S. chiropractors spread misinformation on COVID vaccines, AP finds

An investigation by the Associated Press found some chiropractors in the U.S. are spreading misinformation of vaccines, particularly the COVID-19 shot. They’ve also reportedly been capitalizing on the anti-vaccine movement. AP correspondent Michelle Smith joined CBSN’s Lana Zak to discuss.…

Study probes how misinformation and false claims take hold

Study probes how misinformation and false claims take hold

The belief in misinformation and false claims has become a global issue as unproven and untrue information is spread more widely than ever. Nieman Lab deputy editor Shraddha Chakradha joins “CBSN AM” to talk more about the findings of a…

COVID misinformation has journalists facing hostility and threats in the field

COVID misinformation has journalists facing hostility and threats in the field

Misinformation about COVID-19 is fueling attacks on the press. Deputy executive director of the Committee to Protect Journalists Robert Mahoney joins CBSN to discuss more. CBSN is CBS News’ 24/7 digital streaming news service featuring live, anchored coverage available for…

ER doctor details experience working in hospitals across U.S. during COVID-19 pandemic

ER doctor details experience working in hospitals across U.S. during COVID-19 pandemic

Health care professionals are continuing to urge Americans to get their COVID-19 vaccine, in an effort to prevent further deaths and infections. Dr. Marc Rosenthal, a traveling emergency room physician, detailed his experience treating coronavirus patients for CBSN. CBSN is…

Facebook whistleblower reveals identity on "60 Minutes"

Facebook whistleblower reveals identity on “60 Minutes”

A former employee, who filed anonymous federal complaints against Facebook, will reveal her identity on “60 Minutes” on Sunday night. CBSN technology reporter Dan Patterson joins Elise Preston to discuss the new accusations against the social media giant. CBSN is…

How wellness became a gateway for misinformation

How wellness became a gateway for misinformation

A new “CBSN Originals” documentary explores how the yoga and wellness worlds became a gateway for misinformation and conspiracy theories during the COVID-19 pandemic. Ramesh Srinivasan, a professor at UCLA’s Department of Information Studies and author of the book “Beyond…