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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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Cryptocurrency Could Go Green With Proof-Of-Stake Verification Model

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Amazon Nears Purchase Of MGM Studios For Approximately $9 Billion

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Cryptocurrencies Continue To Plunge Amid Week-Long Crash

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Facebook's Oversight Board Upholds Trump Ban, For Now

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Big Tech Earnings Continue To Soar Through Pandemic

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Donald Trump's Return To Facebook Hinges On Oversight Board Ruling

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What's The Link Between NFTs And Climate Change?

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Food Rescue Apps Helping To Curb Millions Of Pounds Of Waste

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Trump's First 'Chinese Virus' Tweet Preceded Jump In Anti-Asian Speech

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How Facebook's Oversight Board Is Looking To Fix Content Problems

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YouTube Leaves Up Live Stream Of Boulder, CO, Shooting

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Scammers Targeting Upcoming COVID Relief Checks, Tax Refunds

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Hollywood QAnon Portrayals Are Funny — But Also Dangerous?

A man in QAnon T-shirt waits for President Donald Trump to arrive in Old Forge, Pennsylvania
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QAnon Followers Think Trump Will Be Inaugurated March 4

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COVID Text ‘Smishing’ Scams Circulate Across U.S.

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Facebook Blocks Australians From Seeing, Sharing News

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Texans Take To TikTok To Document Freeze, Power Outages

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Myanmar Shuts Down Facebook, Twitter Amid Coup Protests

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QAnon Followers See GameStop, Silver Trading As Way To Disrupt Economy

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New Report Challenges Conservative Claims of Social Media Censorship

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Experts Say QAnon Likely To Keep Evolving Even Without Trump In Office

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Millions Move To Encrypted Messaging Apps Amid Big Tech Crackdown

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Big Tech Moderation Crackdown Gives Parler, Gab A Surge of Users

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Georgia Senate Runoffs Awash With Election Misinformation

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Social Media Preps for Wave of COVID Vaccine Misinformation

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Parler Downloads Surge As Conservatives Jump To 'Free Speech' App

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg attends hearing virtually
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Senate Scrutinizes Facebook, Twitter's Handling Of Election Content

President Donald Trump looks at his phone
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President Trump To Lose Twitter Protections After Leaving White House

A Qanon believer
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QAnon's Leader Has Not Posted Since Election Day

Voters wait outside a polling center on election day in Kenosha, Wisconsin
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Social Media Companies Tested With Flood Of False Election Information