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A sample of the new warning notices that Twitter users will see before clicking to see tweets by government officials and political figures that violate Twitter's rules. Twitter hide caption

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Instagram Advertising: Do You Know It, When You See It?

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Reviving Ophelia has been updated by Mary Pipher and her daughter Sara 25 years after it was first published. Klaus Vedfelt/Getty Images hide caption

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Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg, pictured earlier this month in France, told reporters on Thursday that the tech giant is making great strides in fighting hate speech and crime online. Francois Mori/AP hide caption

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People at Rancho Bernardo Community Presbyterian Church in San Diego attend a prayer and candlelight vigil for victims of the synagogue shooting in Poway, Calif., on Saturday. David McNew/Getty Images hide caption

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Site's Ties To Shootings Renew Debate Over Internet's Role In Radicalizing Extremists

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New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern speaks to reporters at a news conference on Wednesday. She announced New Zealand and France will lead a global effort to end the use of social media as a tool to promote terrorism. Phil Walter/Getty Images hide caption

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Australian Attorney General Christian Porter (left) and Minister for Communications Mitch Fifield hold a press conference in Canberra. Australia's parliament has passed legislation punishing Internet platforms for failing to remove violent audio and video. Mick Tsikas/AP hide caption

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An election campaign billboard in Tel Aviv shows Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu with his close ally President Trump. Seeking re-election under a cloud of criminal investigations, analysts say Netanyahu has been channeling a Trump-style approach, with an angry campaign against perceived domestic enemies. Ariel Schalit/AP hide caption

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With repair costs mounting, Air Devil's Inn owner Kristie Shockley wasn't sure the bar would make it through the summer, so she put out a call for help on social media — and some regulars planned a benefit. Ashlie Stevens/WFPL hide caption

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An increasing body of research has documented the addictive nature of social media. Westend61/Getty Images hide caption

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In An Increasingly Polarized America, Is It Possible To Be Civil On Social Media?

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Instagram has increasingly become a home for hate speech and extremist content, according to Taylor Lorenz, a reporter for The Atlantic. Anadolu Agency/Getty Images hide caption

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Instagram Has A Problem With Hate Speech And Extremism, 'Atlantic' Reporter Says

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Members of the rock group Four O'clock Heroes, performing in 2011, used MySpace to promote their work. The social network may have lost millions of media files uploaded by users. Paul Sakuma/AP hide caption

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