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18 Scandals That ROCKED 2018 [PHOTO+VIDEO]

WBLS Staff
12/23/2018 12:00 AM EST

Photo credit – (R) Montgomery County Correctional Facility/Getty Images, (M) Franklin County Sheriff’s Office/Getty Images, (L) Drew Angerer/Getty Images

More #WBLSRewind: The Good, The Bad and The Ugly of 2018

2018 was filled with some scandalous situations in technology, entertainment, and politics. Here are the top headlines from throughout the year:

1. Facebook
Fake news, data privacy, and Russian meddling. Facebook also promised to show more posts from friends/family instead of businesses and media brands.

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2. Fake Facebook Accounts
Facebook fake accounts linked to Russia and Iran. Facebook removed over 600 fake accounts.

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3. Youtube, Facebook, and Apple Ban Alex Jones
Conspiracy theorist Alex Jones was banned from several platforms due to his content.

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4. IG Founders Quit!

Instagram co-founders Kevin Systrom and Mike Krieger leave unexpectedly. According to a report, in a statement, they said, “We’re planning on taking some time off to explore our curiosity and creativity again.”

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5. Mark Zuckerberg Testifies Before Congress
Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg finally “faced the music” about the Facebook controversies.

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6. Bill Cosby Goes to Prison
Bill Cosby sentenced 3-10 years for sexual assault.

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Accusers react to the verdict:

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7. Russell Simmons Accused of Rape by Multiple Women
At least a dozen accusations of sexual misconduct against the hip hop mogul have been made.

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8. Harvey Weinstein Arrested on Rape Charges
A judge has denied Harvey Weinstein’s bid to dismiss charges and moves forward with the case. More than 80 women have accused the Hollywood mogul of sexual assault.

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