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Brandy Zadrozny

Brandy Zadrozny is a senior reporter for NBC News. She covers misinformation, extremism and the internet.

Brandy Zadrozny is a senior reporter for NBC News. She covers misinformation, extremism and the internet.

Latest from Brandy Zadrozny

2d ago

Critical race theory battle invades school boards — with help from conservative groups

In towns nationwide, well-connected conservative activists, and Fox News, have ramped up the tension in fights over race and equity in schools.
33d ago

Distancing from the vaccinated: Viral anti-vaccine infertility misinfo reaches new extremes

"You can't fact-check someone's personal experience," said one expert. "With Instagram stories, people share their testimony, and the first round of it feels so intimate and immediate."
36d ago

Trump's blog isn't lighting up the internet

The ex-president’s blog has drawn a considerably smaller audience than his once-powerful social media accounts, according to engagement data.
47d ago

'There is not ... period': Doctor tells California official there's no tracking device in Covid shot

County Supervisor Don Wagner asked Dr. Clayton Chau: “We heard about the injection of a tracking device. Is that being done anywhere in Orange County?”
64d ago

Johnson & Johnson vaccine pause is bad news at a crucial time for Biden's recovery efforts

The Johnson & Johnson pause is bad news at a crucial time for Biden's vaccination efforts, particularly as some state vaccination utilization has leveled off.
66d ago

'White Lives Matter' rallies flop as hardly anyone shows up

Neo-Nazis and other far-right extremists planned rallies in dozens of cities Sunday but hardly anyone showed up.

In a Pennsylvania town, a Facebook group fills the local news void

The News Alerts of Beaver County has filled the void left by the decline of the local newspaper. That's worked out, sometimes.
83d ago

Big Tech and Congress squared off again. The frustration was palpable.

Members of Congress questioned Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg, Google CEO Sundar Pichai and Dorsey over a wide range of concerns Thursday.
89d ago

With motive still disputed, some point to shooting suspect's religion, shame

Robert Aaron Long's arrest stunned his church, where he was part of the student ministry.
91d ago

Facebook to crack down on groups that break its rules

Facebook said Wednesday that it is changing the way it recommends groups and will limit the reach of those that break the platform’s rules.
97d ago

Covid's devastation of Black community used as 'marketing' in new anti-vaccine film

A new video from anti-vaccination activists adds to what experts have called an effort to "weaponize" the outsize damage Covid-19 has done in communities of color.