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Snapchat was overtaken by Pinterest in US users last year. But the real threat is coming from China's TikTok and no one knows how fast it's growing

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Pinterest surpassed Snapchat as the third-largest social media network in the US, according to a report from eMarketer .
EMarketer predicted that Pinterest will "continue to stay ahead of Snapchat in the coming years."
The report said that despite Snap's 2019 comeback and popularity with younger users, Pinterest's "universal appeal" helped it pull ahead this year.
Shares of Pinterest surged as much as 12% on Tuesday morning after the report was released.
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The last decade showed how social media could topple governments and make social change - and it's only getting crazier from here

The last decade showed how social media could topple governments and make social change - and it's only getting crazier from here

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The Arab Spring kicked off a decade in which technology and social media would play a key role in powering social movements and bringing about lasting change.
Facebook and Twitter would help topple strongmen leaders in the Middle East , broadcast issues like election fraud in Russia , and bring issues like police brutality, racism and sexual harassment to the forefront of national conversation.
But it also spun out of control in the 2010s. Facebook and Twitter were used to broadcast propaganda , distribute misinformation , inspire deadly campaigns through hate speech , and...
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