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2006 Founded by Jonah Peretti & John Johnson III

2011 Ben Smith hired as editor-in-chief

2014 BuzzFeed found unreliable by majority regardless of politics (PEW)

2017 BuzzFeed hired Jason Leopold

2017 BuzzFeed published Steele Dossier

2019 Cohen leak #BuzzKill
2006 Leopold reported Karl Rove had been indicted by the grand jury investigating the Plame affair. Rove denied the story, calling it "a complete fabrication"

His source was a well trusted FBI agent.

Jason is a self described junkie.

Initially it was hard core drugs but now it's "scoops" from Intel/military whistleblowers & FOIA requests.…
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