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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
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
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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

Employees producing chloroquine phosphate tablets
AP Images / FeatureChinaSci/Health

New Study On Chloroquine's Efficacy May Add To COVID-19 'Infodemic'

Person taps Facebook app icon
AP / Jenny KaneTech

COVID-19 Spurs Record Social Media Use — But Ad Revenue Is Falling

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

A user goes through the Facebook login screen

Social Media Is Being Unusually Aggressive About Coronavirus Misinfo

Joe Biden
AP / Rogelio V. SolisTech

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

Japanese baseball players in an empty stadium
Eugene Hoshiko/APSports

How Sports Around The Globe Are Coping With Coronavirus

The Facebook app logo.
Getty Images / Carl CourtPolitics

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

A sign outside of Facebook headquarters in Menlo Park, California.
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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.
Getty Images / Chip SomodevillaTech

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

A phone with the Facebook logo is displayed in front of the Facebook homepage login screen
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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

The Tik Tok app is displayed on an iPhone
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What Do We Know About TikTok's National Security Implications?

A flag with Twitter's logo hangs outside of the New York Stock Exchange
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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
Getty Images / Chip SomodevillaTech

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