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Get Ready for Deepfakes

By KIM BELLARD The Tom Cruise TikTok deepfakes last spring didn’t spur me into writing about deepfakes, not even when Justin Bieber fell so hard for them that he challenged the deepfake to a fight.  When 60 Minutes covered the topic last night though, I figured I’d best get to it before I missed this …

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As Delta surges, CMIOs’ focus on plans to provide vaccine booster shots, fight false information

Chief medical information officers are in a unique position to help their organizations fight the Covid-19 pandemic — from setting up IT systems to support Covid testing, care and vaccination to helping fight fast-spreading misinformation.

Study: Bots amplified pandemic misinformation on social media 

Bots may have played a significant role in circulating misinformation during the Covid-19 pandemic, according to a study published in JAMA Internal Medicine. The study found that Facebook posts in groups most affected by bots were more than twice as likely to misstate the results of a study about masks or share conspiracies. 

YouTube teams up with providers, healthcare groups to combat health misinformation

The video-sharing giant is partnering with providers and groups, like Mayo Clinic and the American Public Health Association, to create evidence-based health content. YouTube has also added CVS Health’s former chief community health officer to lead those efforts.