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How One Group Is Monitoring Cyber Trolls Potentially Tied To The Kremlin

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Representatives of Facebook, Google and Twitter are testifying on Capitol Hill on Tuesday about Russia's use of their platforms. Liam James Doyle/NPR hide caption

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Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has said connecting the world means bringing people together. But increasingly the platform is being used by some very powerful elements to sow divisions. Justin Sullivan/Getty Images hide caption

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Mark Zuckerberg's Big Blind Spot And The Conflict Within Facebook

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George Papadopoulos is a personal finance adviser — not a Trump foreign policy adviser who admitted to trying to form an alliance with Russian interests. Courtesy of George Papadopoulos hide caption

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Anas Modamani speaks to the media Feb. 6 in Wuerzburg, Germany, after a court session about his lawsuit against Facebook. Modamani's suit, regarding the misuse of a selfie he took of himself with German Chancellor Angela Merkel was rejected, but his lawyer Lawyer Chan-Jo Jun, right, says that under a new law a lawsuit might not even have been necessary. Thomas Lohnes/Getty Images hide caption

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With Huge Fines, German Law Pushes Social Networks To Delete Abusive Posts

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Lawmaker Who Backed Ore. Cellphone Law Gets Caught Breaking It

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It has become increasingly common for politicians at all levels of government to block followers, whether it's for uncivil behavior or merely for expressing a different point of view. HStocks/Getty Images hide caption

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Sen. Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn., (left) and Sen. Mark Warner, D-Va., holds a news conference Oct. 19 to introduce legislation designed to increase the transparency of political ads on Facebook, Twitter and other social media platforms. Drew Angerer/Getty Images hide caption

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Facebook's Advertising Tools Complicate Efforts To Stop Russian Interference

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Amid Privacy Concerns, Mattel Shelved Planned Device For Kids

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Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., left, President Trump, center, and House Speaker Paul Ryan, R-Wis., will have their relationships tested by the a legislative push on a tax overhaul this week. Nicholas Kamm/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Civil rights leader Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. and his wife Coretta Scott King lead a black voting rights march from Selma, Ala., to the state capital in Montgomery in 1965. William Lovelace/Getty Images hide caption

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Alexa, Are You Safe For My Kids?

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Sonoma County Sheriff Rob Giordano updates the media on evacuation and search-and-rescue efforts on Oct. 11, as wildfires devastate the county. At a more recent news conference, Giordano struck down wildfire-related rumors circulating on social media. Paul Elias/AP hide caption

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Are Social Media Sites Doing Enough To Combat Rumors And False News?

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When Politicians Block Critics On Social Media

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