Defending Democracy

Defending Democracy


NC Policy Watch, the online journalism initiative of the North Carolina Justice Center, has launched the “Defending Democracy” project. This project will generate a steady drumbeat of new and original content (news stories, commentary, newsmaker interviews, expert analysis and more) related to the latest state policy developments, court decisions, research, advocacy and organizing efforts in the fight to preserve democracy in the battleground state of North Carolina.


  • As 2020 election approaches, “fake news” goes viral in North Carolina

    As 2020 election approaches, "fake news" goes viral in North Carolina
    Tuesday, February 18, 2020

    “Satirical” Facebook site seeks to promote Trump’s re-election

    When Jonathan Jones saw a Facebook post about a bodybuilder befriending a man with Down syndrome, it caught his attention because it purportedly happened at the north Durham gym he frequents.

    “It said it came from ‘North Carolina Breaking News,'” Jones said. “And I’d never heard of that.”

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