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Meta (Facebook) Threatens to Remove News if JCPA Passes

Meta (Facebook) Threatens to Remove News if JCPA Passes

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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...
Local News Making A Comeback (Pt2)- Randolph Record

Local News Making A Comeback (Pt2)- Randolph Record

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Photo Provided by: Randolph Record ASHEBORO NC – In part two of our coverage about local news making a comeback in Randolph county we take a look at the Randolph Record. Founded in 2016 the North State Journal is a statewide newspaper which operates several local papers. “The Randolph Record is a logical extension of what we have been doing,” said Neal Robbins, Publisher at the North State Journal. “I wanted to bring a true local newspaper to Randolph County just like we have been doing all over the state.”The first edition of the Randolph Record was published on July 7th and is now in its 10th week. Robbins says the paper is still in a “launch phase'', but he is confident that they have nailed down the delivery capabilities, supply lines, and reporting, and are working on filling ...