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With a mobile phone, Kenyans can send and receive money via a service called M-PESA. Now Facebook is entering the digital currency realm. The social media giant has helped develop a digital currency called Libra that plans to launch in 2020. Nichole Sobecki for NPR hide caption

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U.S. lawmakers will question lobbyists and officials from Facebook, Google, Amazon and Apple on an array of issues. Reuters hide caption

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'Facebook Is Dangerous:' Firms In Hot Seat As Congress Probes Big Tech

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President Trump speaks during a "Presidential Social Media Summit" in the East Room of the White House on Thursday. Alex Wong/Getty Images hide caption

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Trump To Invite Social Media Companies To 'Big Meeting' To Discuss Censorship

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Lt. Gen. Mohamed Hamdan Dagalo is a social media personality. He's also the leader of the paramilitary group that attacked thousands of pro-democracy protesters on June 3, leaving more than a 100 dead. STR/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Why Facebook Won't Kick Off A Warlord

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Facebook says it will launch a new cryptocurrency called Libra and a digital wallet called Calibra in 2020. Dado Ruvic/Reuters hide caption

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Facebook Unveils Libra Cryptocurrency, Sets Launch For 2020

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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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How Computer-Assisted Telepathy Helps Humans Communicate

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Facebook's CEO Mark Zuckerberg speaks at a trade fair in 2018. The company says it will use artificial intelligence to figure out which of its users have died. Gerard Julien/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg speaks at the company's annual developers conference in San Jose, Calif., May 1, 2018. Facebook is beginning to enforce a ban on white nationalist content. Stephen Lam/Reuters hide caption

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With Facebook Ban On White Extremism, International Norms Apply To U.S.

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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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"Facebook is discriminating against people based upon who they are and where they live," Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson said in a statement. Carlos Osorio/AP hide caption

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Housing Department Slaps Facebook With Discrimination Charge

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