Is BuzzFeed Deleting Its “Real Journalism” Articles, Too?

In late 2012, the morning after the second presidential debate, BuzzFeed published an article titled “The Debate Romney Won,” which floated the Romney campaign’s theory that the Republican candidate “came out on top — horserace analysis be damned” in the October 16 debate. The piece is mostly notable for the decision… » 5/06/15 12:37pm Yesterday 12:37pm

BuzzFeed Deleted Posts Under Pressure from Its Own Business Department

Earlier this week, BuzzFeed launched an internal review of any posts that its editors or writers had deleted from the site since editor-in-chief Ben Smith was hired in January 2012. In an interview on Friday, and a memo sent to staff on Saturday, Smith revealed that the review has already uncovered three instances… » 4/18/15 6:07pm 4/18/15 6:07pm

No, But Seriously, Dove Soap Is Bad

So yesterday, BuzzFeed's editors, in a super duper blatant breach of the tenets of their Editorial Standards And Ethics Guide, deleted a post in which staff writer Arabelle Sicardi criticized toiletries brand Dove for its sleazy, exploitative advertising. Dove, you see, is owned by Unilever—the multinational… » 4/10/15 12:16pm 4/10/15 12:16pm

BuzzFeed Editor Caught Lifting Text From Yahoo! Answers

Yahoo! Answers, one of the great artifacts of Internet history, is intently studied at viral news website BuzzFeed, where its trove of half-literate questions (and even less literate answers) has supplied material for at least fifty different posts and listicles. One BuzzFeed editor, however, has streamlined this… » 7/24/14 2:39pm 7/24/14 2:39pm

LOL OMG NHL: Hockey Goes After The BuzzFeed Generation

Our friends at Jezebel pointed us to this post on BuzzFeed: "The Hottest Guys In The NHL." It's a standard BuzzFeed numbered list of large photos, with a sentence or two apiece, perfectly designed to be shared around Facebook and Pinterest by a very specific subset of the internet. But the top text is slightly off the… » 4/20/12 4:30pm 4/20/12 4:30pm