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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. 

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Amanda Magnus is the editor of "Embodied," a weekly radio show and podcast about sex, relationships and health. She's also the lead producer for on-demand content at WUNC and has worked on "Tested" and "CREEP."
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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