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Tech Tent: Why are we so misinformed?

Sep 25, 2020 - BBC

Rory Cellan-Jones Technology correspondent @BBCRoryCJ A tidal wave of conspiracy theories and misinformation is swamping social media and on Tech Tent this week we look at the impact of what has been called an infodemic, and what can be done about it. Listen to the latest Tech Tent podcast on BBC Sounds Listen live every Friday at 15.00 GMT on the BBC World Service In fact, YouTube's engineers have made strenuous efforts recently to break this chain of addiction, tweaking its algorithms so they...