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JUL 26, 2014 - 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 Benny’s posts, we have found 41 instances of sentences or phrases copied word for word from other sites," Smith said in a statement on BuzzFeed's website. "Benny is a friend, colleague, and, at his best, a ... Read More

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