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The Blind Spot In North Carolina’s Cyberstalking Law

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A North Carolina woman was stalked and harassed on social media for months, and police said they could not do anything to help her. 

While the state does have laws prohibiting cyberstalking, they are vague and open to an interpretation that potentially does not protect against stalking on social media. NC Insider reporter Lauren Horsch talks to host Frank Stasio about how one woman’s story illuminated the shortcomings of North Carolina’s laws and what lawmakers are doing about it. 

Amanda Magnus grew up in Maryland and went to high school in Baltimore. She became interested in radio after an elective course in the NYU journalism department. She got her start at Sirius XM Satellite Radio, but she knew public radio was for her when she interned at WNYC. She later moved to Madison, where she worked at Wisconsin Public Radio for six years. In her time there, she helped create an afternoon drive news magazine show, called Central Time. She also produced several series, including one on Native American life in Wisconsin. She spends her free time running, hiking, and roller skating. She also loves scary movies.
Longtime NPR correspondent Frank Stasio was named permanent host of The State of Things in June 2006. A native of Buffalo, Frank has been in radio since the age of 19. He began his public radio career at WOI in Ames, Iowa, where he was a magazine show anchor and the station's News Director.
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