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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.

  Recent Work
Facebook's logo is shown during the F8 Facebook Developers conference in April, 2019
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The Future of Facebook's Currency Looks Rocky As It Loses Supporters

Visitors at the re:publica conferences visit the Google booth on May 06, 2019 in Berlin, Germany.
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Tech Giants Face New Antitrust Investigation, This Time From State AGs

People gather around a memorial for victims outside Walmart in El Paso, Texas
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8chan Tells Congress How It Dealt With Recent Shooting Manifestos

Two men in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina board windows of a business prior to Hurricane Florence's landfall
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What Makes People Choose To Ride Out Hurricanes?

A man watches thousands of anti-government protestors leave a rally in Victoria Park on August 18, 2019 in Hong Kong, China.
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Twitter, Facebook Make Two Different Crackdowns On Chinese Propaganda

A woman walks in front of a makeshift memorial honoring the El Paso shooting victims on August 6, 2019.
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Shootings Put Fresh Scrutiny On The Web's Free Speech Protections

A woman lights a candle at a make-shift memorial in El Paso, Texas
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Deplatforming 8Chan Is A Start, But May Not Address Hateful Ideologies

Senators Mike Crapo and Sherrod Brown question Calibra Head David Marcus on Facebook's new cryptocurrency
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Facebook's Proposed Financial System Faces New Grilling From Lawmakers

President Doland Trump greets rally attendees at Williamsport Regional Airport, May 20, 2019 in Montoursville, Pennsylvania
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What Do We Actually Know About Political Censorship On Social Media?

Candidates from the the first Democratic primary presidential debate for the 2020 election greet the crowd in Miami, Florida
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Democratic Candidates Have Promising Early Plans To Regulate Big Tech

A man walks past a YouTube advertisement in Berlin, Germany in October of 2018
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Independent Research Could Help Social Media Counter More Hate Speech

Alex Jones of InfoWars live streams a Senate Intelligence Committee from his phone on Sep. 5, 2018
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Deplatforming Helps Social Media Catch Up To Hate Speech

A woman takes a photo for Instagram of a ridge at Zion National Park in Utah
Flickr / Zion National ParkSci/Health

Social Media Is Making Some National Parks Too Popular

A tablet with the Facebook logo sits on top of another device displaying the Facebook App
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Mueller Report Details How Russia Used Facebook To Sway 2016 Election

The Nebraska Army National Guard helps with flood response efforts on March 14, near Columbus, Nebraska
Spc. Lisa CrawfordU.S.

The Midwest Floods Could Be A Preview Of The Region's Future

A tractor moves along flooded Highway 59 on March 22, 2019 near Craig, Missouri
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More Snow Could Make Midwest Flooding Easier To Deal With

Forensics investigators collect items from the crash site of Ethiopian Airlines Flight ET 302 on March 12, 2019 in Ethiopia
Getty Images / Jemal CountessTech

What Congress Is Doing To Ensure Boeing Max 8 Models Are Safe To Fly

An aerial view of flooded at Camp Ashland, Nebraska on March 17, 2019.
Nebraska National Guard / Staff Sgt. Herschel TalleyU.S.

River Flooding Can Get Even Worse Days After A Storm Passes

An ice jam is seen on the Mohawk River in Schenectady, New york in January 2018
U.S. Air National Guard Photo / Command Chief Master Sgt. Shawn PenoU.S.

How Ice Jams Can Make Winter Flooding Even More Serious

A flight data recorder retrieved from Continental Connection Flight 3407 is shown at NTSB headquarters
Getty Images / Win McNameeU.S.

Why Don't Airplane Recording Devices Stream Data?

Two flight recording devices sit on a table at the National Transportation Safety Board's laboratory in Washington, DC
National Transportation Safety Board via Getty ImagesU.S.

What Exactly Are "Black Boxes?"

An illustration showing Crew Dragon docking with the International Space Station
SpaceXSci/Health

What's Next For Commercial Spaceflight After The Crew Dragon Launch?

A demonstrator protests the Federal Communications Commission outside a Verizon store in Chicago, Illinois
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With New Democratic Backing, What's Next In Fight For Net Neutrality?

Gov. Jay Inslee announces his presidential campaign at A & R Solar in Seattle, Washington
Getty Images / Karen DuceySci/Health

Why Gov. Jay Inslee Is Going All-In On Climate For Presidential Run

A waning crescent moon rises above the Wasatch Mountains by Salt Lake City, UT
NASA / Bill DunfordSci/Health

Don't Have The Money To Fly Spacecraft To The Moon? Borrow Gravity

The Colorado River cuts through the Grand Canyon in Arizona
Getty Images / Justin SullivanSci/Health

Not Even Federally-Protected Lands Are Safe From Resource Development

A nurse practitioner prepares an influenza shot
Getty Images / Joe RaedleTech

How Facebook's Fake News Fight Helped Circulate Vaccine Misinformation

A U.S. Border patrol agent sits in his vehicle near the U.S.-Mexico Border in Sunland Park, New Mexico
Getty Images / Joe RaedleSci/Health

Trump's National Emergency On Border Wall May Shift Debate On Climate

T-Mobile CEO John Legere and Sprint Executive Chairman Marcelo Claure are sworn in during a Senate hearing
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Who T-Mobile, Sprint Have To Satisfy To Finish Their Merger

Inspectors look at the I-495 bridge over the Christina River in Wilmington, Delaware.
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The US Needs To Rebuild Infrastructure With Climate Change In Mind