Tyler Adkisson

Tyler Adkisson

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 Scripps News, he was an anchor and reporter for NPR affiliate station KBIA. He got his Bachelor of Journalism from the University of Missouri.

Recent Work
Video game players compete against one another in an esports tournament.

Are video games contributing to gambling problems?

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Next Level: Simulator video games focused on real life are on the rise

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Twitter Is Tackling Child Exploitation, Though Musk Cut Team In Charge

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How To Avoid Online Scams This Holiday Season

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Experts Are Worried About Hate Speech On Twitter Amid World Cup

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How Trouble Started Surrounding Cryptocurrency, FTX

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Election Misinformation Wasn't As Big Of An Issue As Many Expected

The Twitter page of Elon Musk is seen on the screen of a computer in Sausalito, Calif., on Monday, April 25, 2022

Elon Musk's Twitter Deal Is Raising National Security Concerns

The Twitter page of Elon Musk is seen on the screen of a computer.

Elon Musk's Twitter Takeover Sparks Concern About Company's Future

A Parler advertisement shows a woman with a piece of tape saying "Censored" covering her mouth.

Where Alternative Social Media Platforms Stand Before Midterms

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Federal Trade Commission Warns Of Student Loan Relief Scams

Iranian women gather to protest over the death of Mahsa Amini during a demonstration

Iranian Government Increases Restrictions On Internet Due To Protests

Elon Musk

What Happens If Elon Musk Buys Twitter?

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After Hurricane Ian, Florida Now Deals With Online Charity Scams

Top executives from Meta, YouTube, TikTok and Twitter are sworn in before Congress.

TikTok, Other Social Companies Address Data Privacy Before Congress

Twitter whistleblower Peiter Zatko

Whistleblower Lays Out Twitter's Data Security Troubles

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Why Is TikTok Under Scrutiny Again?

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Robots Are A Growing Part Of U.S. Workforce

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Changing Your Password Too Often Might Be Hurting Your Account Privacy

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Consumer Data Concerns As Amazon Is Set To Acquire iRobot, Roomba

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Artificial Intelligence Is Now Used To Track Down Hate Speech

A store employee helps a customer buy an air conditioning unit.

Higher Demand For Air Conditioning Could Further Affect The Climate

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Why Are Experts Warning About Extremism In Gaming?

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Experts: Social Platforms Are Unprepared For Election Misinformation

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Does Predictive Policing Technology Reduce Gun-Related Crime?

An advertisement for Bitcoin cryptocurrency is displayed on a street.

The Growing Problem Of Cybercriminals Scamming Crypto Investors

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What Would A Sentient, Conscious Robot Mean For Humans?

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Drug Sales Through Social Media Are Increasing

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Our Everyday Artificial Intelligence

A memorial to victims of the Uvalde shooting

The Uvalde Shooting Prompted An Immediate Wave Of Misinformation