BuzzFeed Editor Fired After 41 Instances Of Plagiarism Found

By: Monday July 28, 2014 7:20 am

The results of BuzzFeed’s internal review are back and they aren’t pretty. In a post entitled “An Apology to Our Readers”, BuzzFeed’s Editor-in-Chief Ben Smith disclosed that after reviewing 500 posts from one of BuzzFeed’s leading reporters, Benny Johnson, Smith and others discovered “41 instances of sentences or phrases copied word for word from other [...]

BuzzFeed Reviewing Stories Of Editor After Plagiarism Charges Made

By: Friday July 25, 2014 10:21 am

Repeat after me: Copying and pasting someone's work is called "plagiarism" http://t.co/0Ik1dPXq1O — BuzzFeed Benny (@bennyjohnson) July 23, 2014 BuzzFeed has now confirmed that one of its editors, Benny Johnson, is having his work reviewed after being accused of plagiarizing work from other outlets including The New York Times, Wikipedia, Heritage Foundation, National Review Online, [...]

Facebook And BuzzFeed Violating User Privacy

By: Monday June 30, 2014 5:37 am

This is some serious potential evil from Buzzfeed. Collecting lists of rape victims, ppl with eating disorders, etc. http://t.co/fp3pR0BMBU — Matt Stoller (@matthewstoller) June 26, 2014 The NSA are not the only ones violating people’s rights online. Both Facebook and BuzzFeed have been recently caught engaging in transgressive conduct regarding users’ privacy.Treating their users with [...]

BuzzFeed And The ‘Tongues Of Fire’

By: Wednesday March 19, 2014 12:00 pm

When BuzzFeed posted an article attacking Max Blumenthal by using his father many were left in shock and awe. The author, Rosie Gray, and Blumenthal had a combative history, but using someone’s dad to attack them? That takes the politics of personal destruction to whole new level, surely this was the worst kind of personal [...]

[UPDATED] Business Insider Compromises Integrity On Buzzfeed Story

By: Wednesday February 12, 2014 7:58 am

One ever-diminishing hope for New Media was that it would set a higher standard for journalistic integrity and principles, no more closed off favor-trading elite trying to manage the news for its own benefit. Yeah, not so much. According to Gawker, a piece that included a critique of Buzzfeed‘s notoriously sketchy business model at Business [...]

BuzzFeed Hacks Away At Mint Press News’ Syria Story

By: Wednesday October 2, 2013 7:14 am

Viral media and cat picture experts BuzzFeed decided to once again enter the fray of actual journalism, it didn’t go well. Known for mostly writing and rewriting press releases and practicing access journalism (which is to say not-journalism) the listcle masters decided they would tell the “inside story” of Mint Press News. The authors of [...]

Buzzfeed’s Snowden and Greenwald Smears Under Fire

By: Monday July 1, 2013 10:59 am

Kinda like @sulliview's definition of a "real journalist" as adversarial but she sure is DQing a lot of people http://t.co/xoys4fvydT — Ben Smith (@BuzzFeedBen) June 29, 2013 In a response to statements by some TV personalities that Glenn Greenwald should be imprisoned for doing journalism Margaret Sullivan, Public Editor of the New York Times, wrote [...]

Buzzfeed’s Partnership With Koch Brothers Under Fire

By: Friday May 17, 2013 10:47 am

The Koch Brothers seem to be in the middle of a strategy shift. Previously the billionaire oil barons who made their money the old fashioned way (they inherited it) used various think tanks like the Cato Institute and the Reason Foundation to launder their deregulation and tax cut agenda. Now the Kochs, after advancing astroturfing [...]

BuzzFeed On Defensive After False Report On Palestinian Filmmaker

By: Wednesday February 27, 2013 10:47 am

Internet meme platform Buzzfeed published a story attacking Michael Moore’s account of the TSA’s detainment of Palestinian filmmaker Emad Burnat at LAX. In the now corrected post Buzzfeed writer Tessa Stuart claimed “sources“ told her that Moore’s account of the incident was “baloney” and the entire matter was likely a publicity stunt for Mr. Burnat’s [...]

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