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Street View Car Spotted Around Asheboro

Street View Car Spotted Around Asheboro

Local
https://youtu.be/2qFRnHgaXIw ASHEBORO N.C. - A Google Street View car has been spotted around Asheboro last week; did you see it? On May 10th, 2023, Scott, the editor for Randolph News Now spotted a Google Street View car while driving down Old Farmer Rd in Asheboro. On May 14th, 2023, PJ, Photojournalist for the North State Journal spotted the vehicle while at the intersection of N Fayetteville St and E Presnell St, also in Asheboro. According to Google's Street View Website, in 2023 the company is updating images in Charlotte, Fayetteville, Goldsboro, Greensboro, noting that "the list specifies a particular city, this may include smaller cities and towns that are within driving distance," which would include Asheboro. Launched in 2007 in just a few select cities, tod...
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...