Displaying items by tag: social media

Tuesday, 12 January 2021 12:22

OPINION: The 'War on Terror' comes home

Last week’s massive social media purges — starting with President Trump’s permanent ban from Twitter and other outlets — was shocking and chilling, particularly to those of us who value free expression and the free exchange of ideas. The justifications given for the silencing of wide swaths of public opinion made no sense and the process was anything but transparent. Nowhere in President Trump’s two “offending” Tweets, for example, was a call for violence expressed explicitly or implicitly. It was a classic example of sentence first, verdict later.

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RALEIGH — The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services (NCDHHS) is launching a new social media marketing campaign as part of a larger public outreach campaign designed to reach historically marginalized populations disproportionately affected by COVID-19.

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Monday, 29 July 2019 13:22

COLUMN: State censorship poses biggest risk

 To the extent Facebook, Google, Twitter, YouTube and other online companies engage in viewpoint discrimination against conservatives and Republicans, they deserve condemnation and ridicule. But do they also merit oversight by lawmakers or regulators?

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According to CNN Business, "Facebook, YouTube and Twitter struggle to deal with New Zealand shooting video."

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Tuesday, 22 January 2019 12:46

Hamlet Police seek identity of suspected thief

HAMLET— Investigators are using social media once again to help identify a suspect.

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