Allison Matyus

Allison Matyus

Allison Matyus is a general news reporter at Digital Trends. She covers any and all tech news, including issues around social media and data privacy.
Allison was previously a freelance journalist for the Chicago Tribune Media Group covering local news in Chicago’s South Suburbs. She’s also written for The Idea Forge, where she covered the city's tech industry and startup landscape.
Allison spent nearly two years as a Senior Reporter at Chicago’s oldest neighborhood newspaper, The Hyde Park Herald, where she covered politics, education, real estate, retail, and development. 
Living in Chicago, Allison has her own personal wellness blog and loves to travel to national parks. 

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Is Facebook biased against conservatives? Here’s what a GOP-led report found

A report by former Arizona GOP Senator Jon Kyl took a look at whether Facebook is biased against conservatives. The report found that conservatives don't trust Facebook, but found little in the way of anti-conservative bias on the platform.
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Elon Musk likes Newt Gingrich’s $2 billion moon base prize

SpaceX CEO Elon Musk really likes former House Speaker Newt Gingrich's idea to award a $2 billion prize to anyone who can build and run a base on the moon. Gingrich proposed a contest to see who can establish and run the first lunar base. 
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India’s lunar mission just got one giant leap closer to the moon

India’s uncrewed lunar mission entered into the moon’s orbit on Tuesday, bringing it within striking distance of its historic goal, according to an announcement from the Indian Space Research Organisation.
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Facebook is hiring actual human journalists to fight fake news

Facebook is looking to hire journalists whose job will be to fight fake news. The social media giant said it plans to hire a team of journalists that will curate a dedicated news section known as the News Tab within the mobile app.
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China is running Hong Kong disinformation campaigns through Facebook and Twitter

Facebook and Twitter removed accounts from their platforms that they say were focused on discrediting the protests in Hong Kong. The social networks found accounts, pages, and groups that had coordinated, manipulative content.
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UPS partners with TuSimple to test self-driving semi-trucks

UPS has been carrying truckloads of goods in self-driving semi-trucks since May. The vehicles are being tested in Arizona routes between Phoenix and Tucson for better service and efficiency for UPS delivery.