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Meta (Facebook) Threatens to Remove News if JCPA Passes

Meta (Facebook) Threatens to Remove News if JCPA Passes

News
ASHEBORO N.C. - Meta, the parent company of Facebook and Instagram, is threatening to remove news from its platforms if the Journalism Competition and Preservation Act (JCPA) passes. This year, news reported on Randolph News Now has been read hundreds of thousands of times. Many of those readers came from Facebook, Instagram, and Google, but the future of local news, like Randolph News Now, is under threat more than ever as Meta the parent company of Facebook and Instagram, is threatening to pull news from its platforms if the JCPA becomes law. What is the JCPA? The Journalism Competition and Preservation Act (JCPA), is designed to ensure that news publishers will be fairly compensated for content. The bill would require that platforms (such as Facebook, Instagram, and Googl...
Scam Alert – The House That’s Everywhere!

Scam Alert – The House That’s Everywhere!

Scam Warning
Disclosure: This article contains referral links which can generate revenue for Randolph News Now when a new user signs up. (Learn More) Scam Alert seemed like the right place to put this even though we're not 100% sure its a scam, but it is something to be on the look out for. This post recently appeared on the Asheboro NC yardsale page on Facebook: That's a great deal! But wait... Clicking the link take you to a page about Hub Foreclosures as an ad for viewHUDforeclosures.com. That site uses the website name as the company name and the registration data for the domain is private. Those two things combined send up a red flag. The biggest red flag of all though comes when you do a reverse image search on the photo of that home. That's right, the same home is for...
Pair Arrested After Selling Stolen Trailer On Facebook

Pair Arrested After Selling Stolen Trailer On Facebook

Crime
ASHEBORO NC - A pair of individuals were arrested after police say they stole a trailer and sold it on Facebook, all because the buyers friend was suspicious. According to the Sheriff's Office, on October 25th, 2021,they responded to Creeks Crossing Rd. after getting a call from a citizen who had become suspicious that a utility trailer he had purchased may be stolen. The buyer told officers that Brandon Edward Fields had messaged him earlier in the day saying that he had a trailer he had acquired as pay for work that he wanted to sell. The victim told police he met Fields and another subjects and bought the trailer. It was later when a friend of the victim suggested that the trailer might be stolen and that's when the buyer called police to verify. When deputies ran the trailer's...
Liberty Police Facebook Page Gets ‘Depublished’ Without Warning

Liberty Police Facebook Page Gets ‘Depublished’ Without Warning

Government
Photo by Brett Jordan on Unsplash ASHEBORO NC – The Liberty Police Department recently found that Facebook had “depublished” the Departments page on the social media site, and they still are not sure why, or if they will get it back. The Town of Liberty announced the news on their Facebook page on Wednesday October 13th 2021. The post said that Facebook removed the page for “violation of community standards” and that Facebook has “refused to tell the Police Department exactly why the page had been depublished”. According to Facebook’s website violation of community standards could include anything from violence, exploiting children, hate speech, false medical advice or an inauthentic page or content. “There were no warnings, no notice of any kind” said David Semrad, Chief of Poli...
Yes, Facebook Is Down, Other Sites Also Having Issues

Yes, Facebook Is Down, Other Sites Also Having Issues

Breaking News
artinspiring / Adobe Stock ASHEBORO NC - Facebook, Messenger, Instagram, and Whatsapp are all down this morning as of 9AM. Staff at Acme News confirmed the outage by trying to access the sites from multiple devices on different internet connections. Down Detector is showing multiple sites down as of 1PM and many other websites are reporting issues as well. UPDATE (10/4/21 12PM) - At 12:22 PM Facebook release a statement on Twitter saying that they are aware that some people are having trouble accessing their apps and products and they are working to get things back to normal. https://twitter.com/Facebook/status/1445061804636479493 UPDATE (10/5/21 2PM) - Yesterday Facebook (and all its associated apps like Messenger, Instagram, and WhatsApp) disappeared from the internet f...