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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

10d ago

FBI charges Massachusetts woman with Boston Children's Hospital bomb threat

The FBI said Thursday that an arrest has been made in connection with a bomb threat against Boston Children’s Hospital last month.
11d ago

Satanic panic is making a comeback, fueled by QAnon believers and GOP influencers

On June 1, David Leavitt, the prosecuting attorney for Utah County, stood behind a lectern in his windowless Provo office before a gaggle of reporters.

Michigan man fatally shot by police after he killed his wife; his daughter blames incident on QAnon conspiracy theory

Police killed a shotgun-wielding man in suburban Detroit on Sunday after he fatally shot his wife and wounded their daughter, authorities said.
26d ago

Boston Children's Hospital faces bomb threat after right-wing harassment campaign

Authorities are investigating a bomb threat called in Tuesday night on Boston Children's Hospital, which has faced a harassment campaign from right-wing groups
40d ago

Boston Children's Hospital warns employees over far-right online harassment campaign

Boston Children’s Hospital has warned employees about mounting threats and is coordinating with law enforcement after far-right activists on social media began
74d ago

Turning Point USA donations surged during the pandemic

Turning Point USA, the conservative organization that parlayed culture war activism on college campuses into major influence in U.S. politics, enjoyed a
109d ago

Facebook's 2018 algorithm change boosted local GOP groups, research finds

A change to Facebook’s recommendation system likely accounted for a disproportionate boost in visibility and engagement to conservative political groups on the

Russian propaganda efforts aided by pro-Kremlin content creators, research finds

A small network of pro-Kremlin content creators have seen their audiences grow dramatically in recent months while spreading disinformation about the war in Ukr
235d ago

Once struggling, anti-vaccination groups have enjoyed a pandemic windfall

Newly filed tax records show that ICAN, one of the country’s best-funded anti-vaccine organizations, saw a 60 percent jump in revenue in 2020.
245d ago

Organized on Facebook, a ‘who’s who’ of  anti-vaccine activists head to D.C.

Thousands of protesters are expected to descend on Washington this weekend for a rally against Covid-19 vaccine mandates,.
250d ago

Escape from QAnon: How Jan. 6 changed one person’s path

QAnon led Justin to the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021. What he saw that day would start leading him away from the conspiracy movement.