Rebecca Caraway

Rebecca Caraway is a former FOIA intern for the Daily Dot. She's a graduate of California Polytechnic State University in San Luis Obispo. When she's not in class or working on her school paper you can find her at the beach or watching her favorite sitcoms.

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Why some mommy vloggers are taking their kids out of the spotlight

'I just don't like the idea of strangers thinking they know my kids.'

On Jul 21, 2023 by Rebecca Caraway

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EXCLUSIVE: Murder, kidnapping, brutality charges: These are the cops Ron DeSantis paid to come to Florida 

Florida's police recruitment bonus appears to have attracted a certain kind of cop.

On May 21, 2023 by Michael Zhang, David Covucci, Claire Goforth, Mikael Thalen, Rebecca Caraway

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EXCLUSIVE: Air conditioning and twisted mask straps: Inside the dubious excuses cops make when they ‘overdose’ on fentanyl

The Daily Dot reviewed hundreds of police records about the incidents.

On May 17, 2023 by Rebecca Caraway

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How right-wing groups online stoked a moral panic about school libraries

'These books save lives.'

On Jan 21, 2023 by Rebecca Caraway

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EXCLUSIVE: ‘I feel robbed and dejected’: Read the furious messages Swifties sent to the FTC after Ticketmaster botched Taylor Swift presale

Taylor Swift fans went right to the government to demand change.

On Dec 15, 2022 by Rebecca Caraway, Maya Wray

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‘I am an adult with a mature brain’: How Texas parents lobbied to get books on gender identity banned from schools

The president of the board of trustees pledged in emails to work on the bans.

On Dec 2, 2022 by Rebecca Caraway

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One parent’s fear of ‘grooming’ led a school district to ban 24 books—without even reviewing them

A one-woman army led the charge to ban 2 dozen books.

On Oct 21, 2022 by Rebecca Caraway

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‘I wasn’t even worth a livable wage’: Worker calls out $5,000 raise compared to executive bonuses at her company

She said the profits generated didn't match the money she was offered.

On Sep 20, 2022 by Rebecca Caraway