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Eli Pariser, CEO of Upworthy, speaks onstage at during the 2014 SXSW Festival in Austin, Texas. At its peak, the site, which is founded on a mission of promoting viral and uplifting content, was reaching close to 90 million people a month. Jon Shapley/Getty Images for SXSW hide caption

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Upworthy Was One Of The Hottest Sites Ever. You Won't Believe What Happened Next

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Binky is a new social media app where users can scroll, share and like random posts, but all the actions are meaningless. iTunes hide caption

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Meet Binky, The Social Media App Where Nothing Matters

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How The NBA Has Used Social Media To Move The Ball On Issues

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Feeling Sidelined By Mainstream Social Media, Far-Right Users Jump To Gab

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Is 'Internet Addiction' Real?

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When It Comes To Our Lives On Social Media, 'There's Always Another Story'

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Social media postings showing parents "disciplining" their children, including (from left) LaToya Graham, ReShonda Tate Billingsley and Tavis Sellers, went viral. ABC 2 News WMAR; ReShonda Tate Billingsley; Tavis Sellers/Screenshots by NPR hide caption

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A viral image last week claimed 14 girls of color went missing in 24 hours in D.C. — though police say that's untrue. But the facts are startling, with very real consequences. Metropolitan PD, Washington DC hide caption

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