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Sen. Josh Hawley, R-Mo., speaks during a hearing of the Senate Judiciary Committee in March. He blames big tech for using "exploitative and addictive practices in order to get us to spend more time on their platform." Alex Brandon/AP hide caption

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Senator Pushes Bill To Curb 'Exploitative And Addictive' Social Media Practices

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Computer cafes in South Korea, such as the Oz PC Bang in the Gangnam district of Seoul, are often shiny places with big, comfy chairs, huge screens and fast Internet. Michael Sullivan/NPR hide caption

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Hooked On The Internet, South Korean Teens Go Into Digital Detox

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A customer tests an eyebrow pencil in the mirror at the New York City flagship store for the beauty startup Glossier. It's one of the latest companies to become a unicorn, with a market value of $1 billion as of March. Amy Scott/NPR hide caption

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A ULA Atlas V rocket carrying a U.S. Air Force Space and Missile Systems Center mission launched Thursday at Kennedy Space Center in Florida. Walter Scriptunas II/Courtesy United Launch Alliance hide caption

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An archived screenshot of 8chan, an online message board that shooters have used to post messages before their attacks, describes itself as "the darkest reaches of the Internet." Wayback Machine/Screenshot by NPR hide caption

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'Uniquely Lawless': Security Firm Drops 8chan Website Following El Paso Shooting

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Sen. Josh Hawley has made it a point to challenge the major tech companies since his election in 2018, and tech regulation was a facet of his career as Missouri's attorney general. Susan Walsh/AP hide caption

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