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Tyler Adkisson

Science and Health Reporter

Tyler Adkisson is a reporter focused on covering any and all angles in the world of science, health and technology. Prior to working at Newsy, he was an anchor and reporter for NPR affiliate station KBIA. He got his Bachelor of Journalism from the University of Missouri.

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A smartphone displays the TikTok app on its home screen
AP Photo / Mark SchiefelbeinTech

TikTok Acquisition Deal Faces Setbacks Over National Security Concerns

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APTech

TikTok And Oracle Reach Deal, But President Trump Can Still Reject It

President Donald Trump looks at his smartphone
AP / Alex BrandonTech

President Trump And Joe Biden Want To Revoke A Seminal Internet Law

Apple CEO Tim Cook looks at an iPhone 11 Pro Max
AP Photo / Tony AvelarTech

Cheaper Smartphones Have Spurred Huge Sales For Big Tech Companies

A man stands with a QAnon sign outside of a Donald Trump rally
AP Photo / Matt Rourke, FileTech

QAnon Popularity Surges During Pandemic As People Stay Home, Go Online

Kamala Harris speaks at an event
AP / Carolyn KasterPolitics

The #KHive Is Finding New Inspiration In Kamala Harris' VP Nomination

Oracle HQ
AP / Paul SakumaTech

Oracle Is Reportedly In The Running To Acquire TikTok's U.S. Operation

A man opens TikTok on his phone
AP Photo / Anjum NaveedTech

How Trump's Orders Targeting TikTok, WeChat Could Face Legal Scrutiny

Delivery worker for Amazon Prime loads car with groceries
AP Photo / Lynne Sladky, FileTech

Big Tech Earnings Surge While U.S. Sees Record-Worst Quarter

Jeff Bezos appears on screen during antitrust hearing
Graeme Jennings / Pool via APTech

Congress, Tech CEOs Spar Over Surveillance, Bias In Antitrust Hearing

A person uses TikTok
AP Photo / Jessica Hill, FileTech

TikTok Poses Similar Data And Privacy Risks As Facebook, Google

Person uses contact tracing app
AP / Stephen GrovesSci/Health

U.S. Contact Tracing Efforts Face Setbacks Over Privacy, Tech Issues

Mark Zuckerberg
AP Photo / Eric Risberg, FILETech

Audit Finds Facebook Made 'Devastating' Moderation Errors

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg
AP / Marcio Jose SanchezTech

Facebook CEO Meets With Civil Rights Groups Behind Advertising Boycott

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Marcio Jose Sanchez / Associated PressTech

How The Facebook Ad Boycott May Also Help Fight Misinformation

Robert Williams
American Civil Liberties UnionTech

Detroit Man's Arrest Highlights Racial Bias In Facial Recognition Tech

Protesters outside the White House
AP / Evan VucciTech

Iran Pushes False COVID-19, Protest Info In Effort To Lift Sanctions

Smartphone
AP / Jeff ChiuTech

COVID-19 Has Shifted Social Media Content Moderation From Humans To AI

Amazon office lobby
Associated Press / Mark LennihanTech

Big Tech's Racial Injustice Action Misses How It's Fed Into The Issue

A protester is arrested
AP Photo / Julio CortezTech

China, Russia Accused Of Using Protests To Sow Discord On Social Media

President Donald Trump
AP Photo / Evan VucciTech

Twitter Flags President Trump's Tweet For Glorifying Violence

A photo of Trump's Twitter feed
AP Photo / J. David Ake, FileTech

Trump Signs Order That Targets Legal Protections for Social Media

President Donald Trump answers questions in the Rose Garden at the White House on May 26, 2020.
AP / Evan VucciTech

Trump Lashes Out After Twitter Applies Warning Label To His Tweets

Twitter icon on screen
AP / Matt RourkeSci/Health

China Launches New Social Media Offensive In COVID-19 Information War

Patients are brought into Wyckoff Heights Medical Center in Brooklyn, New York City by staff wearing personal protective gear
AP / John MinchilloSci/Health

Newsy Poll: 7 In 10 Say Keeping Up With COVID News Is Overwhelming

Facebook login page on a smartphone
AP / Wilfredo LeeSci/Health

How Should You Talk To Someone Who Shares False COVID-19 Info?

A contact tracing smart phone app built for Utah
AP / Lindsay WhitehurstTech

Tech, Privacy Issues May Limit Adoption Of COVID Contact Tracing Apps

Police officers test a drone
Janos Meszaros / MTI via APSci/Health

More Cities Are Testing Drones As Tools To Control COVID-19 Spread

Protesters demonstrate the State Capitol in Harrisburg, Pa., on Monday, April 20, 2020
AP Photo / Matt RourkeTech

China Pushed Panic-Inducing COVID-19 Disinfo In U.S., Officials Allege

Dr. Anthony Fauci walks past President Donald Trump to answer a question during an April 5 coronavirus task force meeting
AP Images / Patrick SemanskySci/Health

Trump Defies Fauci, Pushes Hydroxychloroquine As COVID-19 Treatment