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    This weekend on Carolina Journal Radio

    The newly formed N.C. State Board of Elections meets next week to discuss the investigation into absentee ballot irregularities in the disputed 9th District congressional race. Rick Henderson previews the meeting for Carolina Journal Radio. Terry Stoops dissects North Carolina’s latest teacher turnover report. Jonah Goldberg of…
    Mitch Kokai, February 15, 2019
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    Smartphones, social media, and kids

    Charles Fain Lehman of the Washington Free Beacon focuses on the impact of technology on children. Should Congress ban kids from owning smartphones? According to a Thursday night monologue, television firebrand Tucker Carlson thinks the answer is yes. In his nightly speech, the Fox News host inveighed against…
    Mitch Kokai, February 5, 2019
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    Addressing Twitter’s inherent problems

    Noemie Emery of the Washington Examiner uses the Covington high school student controversy to make a larger point about Twitter and its downside. The first take on the big weekend story turned out to be false. … … Unfortunately, by the time the truth had emerged about four…
    Mitch Kokai, January 30, 2019
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    Against the Twitter ‘Insta-Mob’

    Heather Wilhelm writes at National Review Online about Twitter’s deleterious impact on our political climate. I’ve said it once, and I’ll say it again: Twitter is a disastrous scourge, which is particularly unfortunate given that a large bulk of the nation’s media is hopelessly addicted to Twitter. It…
    Mitch Kokai, January 25, 2019
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    Note to self: Don’t Google the word ‘family’

    Peter Hasson of the Daily Caller notes a social media giant’s internal fight over the word “family.” A Google executive sparked a fierce backlash from employees by using the word “family” in a weekly, company-wide presentation, according to internal documents obtained by The Daily Caller News Foundation. Many…
    Mitch Kokai, January 18, 2019
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    Facebook’s new workplace rules critiqued

    Chris White of the Daily Caller delves into inside information involving a social media giant. Facebook is creating new rules limiting an employee’s ability to change colleagues’ minds about politics and religion, Business Insider reported Tuesday, citing internal documents reflecting the change. The rules prohibit bullying, bans attempts…
    Mitch Kokai, January 17, 2019
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    French laments toxic Twitter

    David French writes at National Review Online about a social media giant’s toxic influence. By measure of active users, it’s a lightweight. Facebook is the behemoth, with more than 2.2 billion people on the platform. YouTube has 1.9 billion, Instagram 1 billion. Twitter is all the way down…
    Mitch Kokai, January 4, 2019
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    Facebook offered less protection of your data than previously reported

    Katelyn Caralle of the Washington Examiner details the latest revelation about Facebook’s privacy problems. Facebook used more intrusive personal data sharing practices than previously disclosed, and exempted some businesses from its stated privacy rules. The tech giant insisted that it had implemented stricter privacy protections a long time…
    Mitch Kokai, December 20, 2018