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1 HOUR AGO - Mashable

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BuzzFeed Fires Editor After Twitter Users Unearth Plagiarized Articles

News website BuzzFeed, reportedly valued at $1 billion, has fired one its high-profile writers over plagiarism. Following a review of his work, Benny Johnson, the site's viral politics editors, has been fired, BuzzFeed editor-in-chief Ben Smith announced in a blog post on Friday night See also: Use These 10 Sites to Detect Plagiarism "After carefully reviewing more than 500 of ...

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2 HOURS AGO - Mashable

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BuzzFeed Fires Editor After Twitter Unearths Plagiarized Articles

News website BuzzFeed, reportedly valued at $1 billion, has fired one its high-profile writers over plagiarism. Following a review of his work, Benny Johnson, the site's viral politics editors, has been fired, BuzzFeed editor-in-chief Ben Smith announced in a blog post on Friday night See also: Use These 10 Sites to Detect Plagiarism "After carefully reviewing more than 500 of ...

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3 HOURS AGO - Business Insider

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Buzzfeed Cans Editor After Uncovering '40 Instances' Of Plagiarism

  Buzzfeed Editor-In-Chief Ben Smith announced his decision to fire the site's "viral politics" writer Benny Johnson after finding at least "40 instances" of plagiarism in his work on Friday evening in a memo to staff and a post on the site. "After carefully reviewing more than 500 of Benny’s posts, we have found 41 instances of sentences or phrases ...

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4 HOURS AGO - Poynter

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BuzzFeed fires Benny Johnson for plagiarism

Buzzfeed BuzzFeed fired viral politics editor Benny Johnson after an investigation revealed “41 instances of sentences or phrases copied word for word from other sites“, BuzzFeed Editor-in-Chief Ben Smith wrote in a note to readers Friday night. “Benny is a friend, colleague and, at his best, a creative force, but we had no choice other than letting him go,” Smith ...

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5 HOURS AGO - Poynter

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BuzzFeed fires viral politics editor, acknowledges 41 cases of plagiarism

Buzzfeed | Washington Post | Our Bad Media BuzzFeed viral politics editor Benny Johnson has been fired after an investigation that revealed “41 instances of sentences or phrases copied word for word from other sites”, BuzzFeed Editor-in-Chief Ben Smith wrote in a note to readers Friday night. “Benny is a friend, colleague and, at his best, a creative force, but we had ...

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