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Maddie Policastro

City & State

Josh Stein joins nationwide suit against Meta, alleging unethical data collection

The lawsuit claims Meta created a business model that focuses on maximizing time and attention young users spend on its platforms while implementing harmful and manipulative product features to prolong usage. It also alleged the company knowingly collected data from users under the age of 13 without parental consent — which is in direct violation of the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act.

City & State

CHCCS students grapple with mental health effects of Aug. 28 shooting

Following the Aug. 28 shooting on UNC's campus, mental health specialists with Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools discuss the best ways to support students, who have grown up experiencing active shooter drills and seeing incidents of gun violence in classrooms across the country. In 2023 alone, there have been 86 incidents of gunfire on school grounds in the United States. 

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