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I almost wrote about internet fame in Friday's Open Thread, but it fits so much better in this week's news round-up that really does need a new and accurate headline (if you have suggestions, let me know).
This week has been full of internet revelations: the Josh Duggar "revelation" having been known about online for years; the incredibleaccount of Leah Palmer -- the woman with thousands of twitter followers who, it turns out, doesn't exist; and stolen Instagram photos as art.
Read about (and discuss!) these and other newsy topics in the links below, plus a few I threw in because they fit the "scary internet" theme and anything else in the news that's on your minds:
J. Dennis Hastert is at the center of another sex abuse scandal. [NYT]
Hillary Clinton is selling clothes, including a pantsuit tee-shirt, online. [NY Daily News]
Internet message boards have been calling out Josh Duggar for years. [Gawker]
Baltimore State Attorney Marilyn Mosby's Twitter account has been hacked. [Baltimore Sun]
This Google Chrome extension the word "millennial" with "snake people." [Buzzfeed]
Stolen Instagram photos have been sold as "art" for $90,000. [The Independent]
The mystery of "Leah Palmer" a woman with thousands of followers who doesn't exist, unravels. [Buzzfeed]
Have a great weekend, change your passwords, and set your all your social profiles to private. But talk about all of it here!