14 Facts About BuzzFeed News


BuzzFeed News is an American news website published by BuzzFeed.

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BuzzFeed News began as a division of BuzzFeed in December 2011 with the appointment of Ben Smith as editor-in-chief.

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The British division of BuzzFeed News is headed by Janine Gibson, formerly of The Guardian.

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BuzzFeed News exposed how the threat of the court is used to prevent fines and expensive environmental cleanups, such as the leak of lead into the groundwater in Sitio del Nino, El Salvador.

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BuzzFeed News said that the dossier was unverified and "includes some clear errors".

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BuzzFeed News faced at least two lawsuits as a result of publishing the dossier.

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In May 2017, Mikhail Fridman, Petr Aven, and German Khan – the owners of Alfa Bank – filed a defamation lawsuit against BuzzFeed News for publishing the unverified dossier, which alleged financial ties and collusion between Putin, Trump, and the three bank owners.

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In February 2018, BuzzFeed News sued the Democratic National Committee to obtain their internal investigation documents regarding the hack of their server during the presidential campaign in order for the journal to better defend itself against Gubarev's lawsuit.

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BuzzFeed News received a 2016 National Magazine Award in the category of Public Interest.

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BuzzFeed News staff won the 2021 award for the Pulitzer Prizes in International Reporting; in addition, BuzzFeed News staff were finalists for this award in 2017 and 2018 and 2021.

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BuzzFeed News was a finalist for the 2018 Goldsmith Prize for Investigative Reporting.

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In 2021, BuzzFeed News won the Pulitzer Prize for International Reporting for its coverage of the Xinjiang internment camps as a part of China's campaign against Uyghurs.

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BuzzFeed News is a member of the White House press corps.

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BuzzFeed News is considered by Wikipedia editors to be a reliable source, and editors have distinguished BuzzFeed News from BuzzFeed, which has inconsistent editorial quality.

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