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BuzzFeed, Inc. is an American Internet media, news and entertainment company with a focus on digital media; it is based in New York City. BuzzFeed was founded in 2006 by Jonah Peretti and John S. Johnson III, to focus on tracking viral content. Kenneth Lerer, co-founder and chairman of The Huffington Post, started as a co-founder and investor in BuzzFeed and is now the executive chairman.


'FinCEN' reports say big banks moved dirty money [Video]

'FinCEN' reports say big banks moved dirty money

Several global banks moved large sums of allegedly illicit funds over a period of nearly two decades, despite red flags about the origins of the money, BuzzFeed and other media reported on Sunday,..

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Dubai-based gold trader named in reports filed with US Treasury's FinCEN

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thiel met with 'racist fringe' figure as he campaigned for trump: report
New Zealand citizen and Facebook board member Peter Thiel dined with a member of the "white nationalist racist fringe" in 2016, Buzzfeed says. Read More Peter Thiel, others invest $4m in Auckland..
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Facebook restricts news outlets with clear ties to political groups

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Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge On Tuesday, Facebook announced that it would start banning US news publishers with connections to political groups from using its news exemption within the..
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Ellen DeGeneres apologises to staff over workplace 'issues'

ellen degeneres apologises to staff over workplace 'issues'
Several current and former staff members told Buzzfeed they had been fired after taking medical leave or bereavement days to attend family funerals. Others said they were also instructed not to speak..
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UK to recommend sweeping changes to workplaces after lockdown: report

The British government will recommend a wide range of changes to how people organise their working lives when the coronavirus lockdown is gradually loosened, according to a report on BuzzFeed on..
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Clearview AI Lawyer Tor Ekeland Says Your Face Is Public Property

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Clearview is the newest company in the surveillance space we love to hate. The app, an “after-the-fact research tool,” allows thousands of government and corporate agencies to match photos of..
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Apple Disables Clearview AI's App, Accusing the Face Recognition Firm of Violating Its Rules

apple disables clearview ai's app, accusing the face recognition firm of violating its rules
Embattled face recognition startup Clearview AI is topping off a week of intense scrutiny over its nebulous law enforcement partnerships with an even bigger dose of bad news: Apple has reportedly..
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Ex-U.S. Treasury employee pleads guilty to leaks linked to Russia probe

A former U.S. Treasury Department employee on Monday pleaded guilty to leaking confidential documents relating to former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort and others to a reporter from digital..
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Microsoft CEO Nadella says saddened by India's citizenship law: BuzzFeed

Microsoft Corp's India-born Chief Executive Officer Satya Nadella said he was saddened by a new citizenship law based on religion that was recently implemented in his home country, BuzzFeed News..
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Amazon responds to investigation on delivery driver safety

An ongoing investigation by ProPublica and BuzzFeed News found Amazon delivery drivers have been involved in more than 60 crashes causing injuries or death since June 2015. That joint investigation..
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Twitter bans cricket club for posting ISIS content in apparent hack

twitter bans cricket club for posting isis content in apparent hack
An amateur cricket club’s Twitter account was suspended after posting ISIS content in a suspected hack, BuzzFeed News reports. The account, which belongs to the Halls Head Cricket Club in Australia,..
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Amazon and Google double down on hands-free recipes to help sell their smart displays

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Amazon and Google have identified a solid use case for their smart speaker devices, powered by Alexa and Google Assistant, respectively: recipes. The companies this week have both announced new product..
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Russia Was Linked to 14 Deaths in the U.K. But Britain Looked Away. A New book explores why

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It began with an anonymous phone call. A woman called the British investigative journalist Heidi Blake in March 2015, gave her an address, and told her she had a story. Blake turned up at an address in..
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Kennedy says "First Amendment was bruised" by BuzzFeed report on Cohen

Sen. John Kennedy, R-Louisiana, joins Margaret Brennan to discuss President Trump's latest offer to end the government shutdown and the BuzzFeed report on Michael Cohen.
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DOJ releases 500 pages of Mueller probe interviews and emails to BuzzFeed

The U.S. Department of Justice on Saturday released 500 pages of interview summaries and emails related to former Special Counsel Robert Mueller's report detailing Russian meddling in the 2016 U.S...
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Harvey Weinstein branded ‘Freddy Krueger’ in confrontation with New York comedians

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A comedian was heckled and two additional people thrown out of a New York event after protesting the shock appearance of disgraced movie mogul Harvey Weinstein. Weinstein, who is currently awaiting..
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Democratic presidential candidates asked if they would pack the Supreme Court

The top 2020 Democratic presidential contenders were asked at Tuesday's debate about expanding the Supreme Court, in a concept commonly referred to as "court packing." Zoe Tillman, a legal reporter for..
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Supreme Court weighs first LGBTQ cases since Justice Anthony Kennedy's retirement

BuzzFeed legal reporter Zoe Tillman joins CBSN's "Red and Blue" to discuss what we learned as Supreme Court justices heard arguments on whether federal civil rights law should apply to the LGBTQ..
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Rebel UK lawmakers aim to pass anti no-deal Brexit legislation over a few hours: BuzzFeed

British lawmakers aiming to stop a no-deal Brexit are hoping to pass legislation over just a few hours once parliament has returned, BuzzFeed reported on Monday, citing a draft version of a..
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Locked in battle with Amazon, Walmart is wooing millennials

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First Vaping-Linked Death Reported In US

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Illinois health officials said the state contained what could be the first death linked to a growing number of lung illnesses around the United States doctors say could be connected to a rise in..
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Italy aide linked to Russia funding accusations frequented Moscow: BuzzFeed

An aide to Italy's deputy prime minister Matteo Salvini, at the center of accusations the ruling League party sought millions of euros via a secret Russian oil deal, flew back-and-forth to Moscow last..
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Bodies Found In Canada Believed To Be Teen Murder Suspects

bodies found in canada believed to be teen murder suspects
The Royal Canadian Mounted Police announced on Wednesday two teens suspected in a killing spree are believed to be dead after local authorities found two bodies, according to BuzzFeed News. The RCMP..
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BuzzFeed settles defamation battle with former Michaelia Cash staffer

BuzzFeed conceded it published allegations about a former staffer to Michaelia Cash that were "untrue and without foundation" and did not seek a response.
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BuzzFeed apologises to Emma Husar for 'hurt and distress'

The online news outlet acknowledged it should have sought comment from the then federal Labor MP before the controversial report was published.
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Emma Husar, BuzzFeed settle 'sexually perverted' claim case

A former federal MP and a news site have settled a defamation case out of court over an article airing misconduct allegations inside the politician's office.
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Emma Husar settles BuzzFeed defamation case

The defamation fight between the former federal Labor MP and online publisher BuzzFeed will not proceed to trial after the parties reached a settlement.
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Yet another ICE custody death: Mexican national, 44, dead in Georgia

yet another ice custody death: mexican national, 44, dead in georgia
A 44-year-old Mexican man died in Immigration and Customs Enforcement custody in Georgia on Wednesday reports Buzzfeed News this morning, citing an unnamed source with...
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Undocumented immigrants scared to get abortions, BuzzFeed reports

A BuzzFeed News report says undocumented immigrants are either pushing back or canceling abortion appointment out of fear of getting deported. Many say the rise of anti-immigration rhetoric by..
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Emma Husar's BuzzFeed defamation case 'very close' to settling, court told

The former federal Labor MP is suing the online news outlet in the Federal Court over allegations of a sexual nature made against her.
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Hundreds of child slavery victims refused right to remain in UK – report

hundreds of child slavery victims refused right to remain in uk – report
The UK Home Office rejected claims made by hundreds of child victims of modern slavery between April 2017 and the end of 2018, according to BuzzFeed News, which made a freedom of information (FOI)..
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Young women fight back against TikTok's growing predator problem

Young female users on the popular video app TikTok are taking to social media to expose potential predators infiltrating the social media platform. Buzzfeed News senior reporter Ryan Broderick joined..
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China's state media spreads false information about Hong Kong protests

In Hong Kong, protests against a controversial extradition bill continue, but China is looking to downplay the unrest. According to BuzzFeed News, Chinese state media has published a series of stories..
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UK PM candidate Gove opens door to Brexit delay: Buzzfeed

British lawmaker Michael Gove, a candidate to replace Prime Minister Theresa May, has opened the door to delaying Brexit beyond Oct. 31 if a deal with the EU were nearly complete, Buzzfeed reporter..
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Tech giants market facial recognition technology to Persian Gulf

Tech giants are turning their attention to the Persian Gulf as facial recognition technology faces mounting backlash from lawmakers in the U.S. BuzzFeed News reporter Megha Rajagopalan joins CBSN to..
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