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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

18d ago

YouTube cracks down on anti-vaccine videos, bans major accounts

YouTube says it has shut two German channels of Russian state broadcaster RT in a move centering on alleged coronavirus misinformation.
32d ago

Paranoia and accusations cloud efforts to launch 'Justice for January 6' rally

Users in extreme far-right Facebook groups and extremist forums are largely steering users away from an upcoming rally, claiming it could be a "false flag."
51d ago

Clamoring for ivermectin, some turn to a pro-Trump telemedicine website

Ivermectin is the hot new false cure in some Facebook and Reddit groups, where shortages are pushing some people to a pro-Trump telemedicine site.

Suspect in Washington, D.C., bomb threat surrenders after hourslong standoff

A search of the suspect's truck turned up no explosive devices but did find possible bomb-making materials, Capitol Police said.

As vaccine mandates spread, protests follow — some spurred by nurses

Vaccination mandates have given new focus to some Covid deniers and anti-vaccination activists, including some nurses who have pushed misleading information on Instagram
87d ago

The secret code language anti-vaxxers are using on social media

Dancing with Moana? Afraid of glitter at the swim club? Inside the secret language of anti-vaccination groups.
87d ago

Anti-vaccine groups changing into 'dance parties' on Facebook to avoid detection

Some anti-vaccination groups on Facebook are changing their names to euphemisms like “Dance Party” or “Dinner Party,” and using code words to fit those themes.
95d ago

On TikTok, audio gives new virality to misinformation

<p>In December, a Wisconsin man who goes by the username the_alpha_k9 on TikTok uploaded a testimonial-style video to the platform, telling his thousands of
102d ago

YouTube's recommendations still push harmful videos, crowdsourced study finds

YouTube’s recommendation algorithm suggests harmful videos, a crowdsourced investigation from Mozilla found.
122d ago

Parents who opposed critical race theory on Fox News are GOP activists, report says

Fox News failed to fully disclose the professional conservative ties of 11 guests featured in numerous segments about the teaching of critical race theory.
124d 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.