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NC Appeals Court rules against media seeking Andrew Brown police recordings

A unanimous N.C. Court of Appeals panel has ruled against media outlets seeking law enforcement recordings linked to the April 2021 shooting death of Andrew Brown in Elizabeth City. Appellate judges agreed the media outlets should have filed a lawsuit to seek access to “custodial law enforcement agency recordings.”

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Cooper bans TikTok, WeChat on state government devices

People using state government computers and mobile phones will soon lose access to TikTok and WeChat. Gov. Roy Cooper issued an executive order Thursday prohibiting use of those applications on state-issued devices. The announcement comes two weeks after two Republican state representatives sent a letter to Cooper requesting a TikTok ban.

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Opinion

Lawsuit: Big Media and Big Tech conspired to block COVID news

An anti-trust lawsuit was filed this week against legacy media giants and big tech companies for their collusive agreement to shut down anti-vaccine coverage during the height of the COVID pandemic. Associated Press, Reuters, BBC, Washington Post, Meta, Microsoft, and Google censored coverage questioning the safety and efficacy of COVID vaccines.

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Federal judge kills subpoena that Locke helped fight in Alabama case

A federal judge has thrown out a subpoena that generated opposition from the John Locke Foundation and other defenders of free speech. The subpoena had targeted nonprofit groups working on a high-profile public policy debate in Alabama.

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Judge slams U.S. Justice Department in Alabama case that attracted Locke’s attention

A federal judge “castigated” the U.S. Justice Department this month for pursuing a subpoena targeting an Alabama group involved with issue advocacy. That’s according to a report Friday at PJMedia.com. It’s a case that has attracted the John Locke Foundation'a attention.

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Locke joins groups challenging federal subpoena that aims to chill speech

The John Locke Foundation has signed on to a federal friend-of-the-court brief challenging the federal government’s use of a subpoena to chill political speech in Alabama. The brief asks a court to “prohibit the weaponization of the civil litigation process against organizations with whom the United States Government disagrees.”

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Locke’s Terry Stoops discusses Twitter and his exposure of national teachers union agenda

Dr. Terry Stoops, director of the Center for Effective Education at the John Locke Foundation, discusses Twitter’s decision to punish him after he exposed elements of the National Education Association’s agenda. Stoops offered these comments during a July 7, 2022, appearance on Fox News’ “The Ingraham Angle.”

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Twitter blocks Locke’s exposure of teachers’ union agenda

The head of the John Locke Foundation’s Center for Effective Education found himself in “Twitter jail” Wednesday. Terry Stoops faced that penalty after exposing discussion topics at a national teachers’ union’s annual meeting. Thousands of teachers and activists are wrapping up a week of meetings in Chicago for the National Education Association annual meeting. While...

Donna King
Opinion

Big tech censorship and algorithms promote dystopian outcomes

Last week, I wrote an opinion piece in the Carolina Journal titled “The Attack on Free Speech You Haven’t Heard About.” I detailed how Big Tech uses algorithms to filter speech, promote content, and target advertisements. I concluded my piece by stating that current algorithm models discourage an honest and truthful marketplace of ideas. However, I left...

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