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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...
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...