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
Jeff Bezos appears on screen during antitrust hearing

Congress, Tech CEOs Spar Over Surveillance, Bias In Antitrust Hearing

A person uses TikTok

TikTok Poses Similar Data And Privacy Risks As Facebook, Google

Person uses contact tracing app

U.S. Contact Tracing Efforts Face Setbacks Over Privacy, Tech Issues

Mark Zuckerberg

Audit Finds Facebook Made 'Devastating' Moderation Errors

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg

Facebook CEO Meets With Civil Rights Groups Behind Advertising Boycott

Sign in front of Facebook HQ

How The Facebook Ad Boycott May Also Help Fight Misinformation

Robert Williams

Detroit Man's Arrest Highlights Racial Bias In Facial Recognition Tech

Protesters outside the White House

Iran Pushes False COVID-19, Protest Info In Effort To Lift Sanctions


COVID-19 Has Shifted Social Media Content Moderation From Humans To AI

Amazon office lobby

Big Tech's Racial Injustice Action Misses How It's Fed Into The Issue

A protester is arrested

China, Russia Accused Of Using Protests To Sow Discord On Social Media

President Donald Trump

Twitter Flags President Trump's Tweet For Glorifying Violence

A photo of Trump's Twitter feed

Trump Signs Order That Targets Legal Protections for Social Media

President Donald Trump answers questions in the Rose Garden at the White House on May 26, 2020.

Trump Lashes Out After Twitter Applies Warning Label To His Tweets

Twitter icon on screen

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

Newsy Poll: 7 In 10 Say Keeping Up With COVID News Is Overwhelming

Facebook login page on a smartphone

How Should You Talk To Someone Who Shares False COVID-19 Info?

A contact tracing smart phone app built for Utah

Tech, Privacy Issues May Limit Adoption Of COVID Contact Tracing Apps

Police officers test a drone

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

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

Trump Defies Fauci, Pushes Hydroxychloroquine As COVID-19 Treatment

Employees producing chloroquine phosphate tablets

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

Person taps Facebook app icon

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

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

Japanese baseball players in an empty stadium

How Sports Around The Globe Are Coping With Coronavirus

The Facebook app logo.

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.

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

Trump Just Had One Of His Most Expensive Ad Spending Weeks On Facebook