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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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President Donald Trump answers questions during a coronavirus task force press briefing at the White House on March 19, 2020

COVID-19 Treatment Touted By Trump Leads To Misleading Info Online

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Social Media Is Being Unusually Aggressive About Coronavirus Misinfo

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Twitter Applies 'Manipulated Media' Tag To Video Of Joe Biden

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How Sports Around The Globe Are Coping With Coronavirus

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Facebook Removes Video Revealing Virginia Lawmaker's Home Address

Americans look out from the bus taking them from the quarantined Diamond Prince Cruise Ship in Yokohama, Japan.
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How Effective Is Social Media At Stopping Coronavirus Misinformation?

President Donald Trump delivers a speech at Southern New Hampshire University on Feb. 10, 2020 in Manchester, New Hampshire
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Trump Just Had One Of His Most Expensive Ad Spending Weeks On Facebook

President Donald Trump delivers an address from the Roosevelt Room of the White House on January 9, 2020.
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Who's Buying Social Media Impeachment Ads During The Trial?

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg testifies before the House Energy and Commerce Committee in April 2018.
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Facebook Sticks To Its Policy Allowing Lies In Political Ads

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Facebook's New Deepfake Policy May Not Go Far Enough

Amazon's Ring doorbell is seen on a house in Silver Spring, Maryland on August 28, 2019.
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How Your Holiday Tech Gift Could Compromise Other People's Privacy

Prime Minister Boris Johnson and Leader of the Labour Party Jeremy Corbyn answer questions during a November 2019 debate
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Disinformation In UK Elections Is Similar To What We Expect In 2020

A transcript of a call between Donald Trump and Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky is shown at impeachment proceedings.
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Politicians Are Using Impeachment-Focused Facebook Ads To Drive Growth

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Social Media Giants Detail Disinformation Plans At VA Hearing

T-Mobile CEO John Legere and Executive Director of Sprint Marcelo Claure chat at a House Judiciary Committee hearing
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Sprint/T-Mobile Merger Still Spells Trouble For Wireless Competition

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What Do We Know About TikTok's National Security Implications?

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Twitter's New Political Ad Rule May Not Put Pressure On Competitors

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg answers questions for the House Financial Services Committee during October 2019.
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Facebook Employees Say Ad Policy Will Spread More Misinformation

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg answers questions at a House Financial Services Committee Hearing on October 23, 2019
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Zuckerberg Faces Tough Questions On Libra's Diversity

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