"Top 5 tech turkeys of 2016"
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Top 5 tech turkeys of 2016
These are the top five tech turkeys for 2016.
There's been a lot of missteps this year so let's get to the worst of the worst.
At number five is Facebook.
The giant social network faced a bunch of problems in 2016.
Facebook has been blamed for the election of Donald Trump to the presidency Because false news spreads on the site very quickly.
The company also accidentally declared the Philippines was in a state of war by inverting the colors on the country's flag.
Red on top of blue denotes the country's at war.
Otherwise, it should be blue above red.
And number four, some Pokemon Go players.
The game Pokemon Go caught fire, but introduced the world to some people who just did not understand limits.
Some Pokemon Go players would enter memorials dedicated to remembering victims of tragedies in search of Pokemon.
Others would play the game and be careless.
Like the two players who fell of a 90 ft cliff because they were.
Not paying attention.
And number three, Twitter, the company still seems like it's trying to figure out what it is.
This year it picked up some steam in video streaming with deals to show football games and the presidential election.
So maybe it's a video site now.
But then again, twitter did announce plans to kill a divine mobile app.
Then, there are all the rumors that Twitter is up for sale.
Potential buyers reportedly included Disney, Apple and Alphabet.
But apparently nobody wanted Twitter.
At number 2, Yahoo!.
looked like it was about to be put out of it's misery with Verizon swooping in to.
First just the company.
Then Yahoo told the world about the biggest hack in history.
At least 500 million Yahoo accounts were compromised.
Then reports circulated that Yahoo may have helped the US government spy on customer's emails.
At number one is Samsung.
Samsung started the year off pretty well.
It introduced the Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge.
Then there was all the excitement over the Galaxy Note 7. Yeah, then things got bad, reports were everywhere that the Note 7 was overheating.
Samsung wound up recalling the Note 7, not once but twice.
And for the new improved models, we're still not safe.
Then, Samsung had to recall 2.8 million washing machines due to excessive vibration and the top shaking off, leading to injuries.
Better luck next year, Samsung.
But there were way more than five tech turkeys this year.
Check out our super sized list of more than 30 turkeys at CNET.com.
Special thanks to Roger Cenk for his help, I'm Iyaz [UNKNOWN], and I'll see you online.
Gobble gobble everybody.
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