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BuzzFeed News Is Shutting Down. Here Are Pocket Readers’ 10 Favorite Stories

The most-saved BuzzFeed News stories of all time, including a classic essay on burnout and explorations of how the internet broke our brains.

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It’s a sad moment for the Internet. BuzzFeed has announced that its namesake news division will shut down as part of wider cuts at the company—the latest round of layoffs in what has already been a brutal year for the media industry.

When BuzzFeed News launched in 2011, there was plenty of side eye at the idea of the website best known for listicles and cute animal pictures doing longform journalism. But the site quickly established itself as an investigative powerhouse, even winning the Pulitzer Prize in 2021 for its reporting on the Chinese government’s mass detention of Muslims in Xinjiang.

BuzzFeed News has long been a favorite of Pocket readers, particularly its coverage of the dark side of the digital revolution. In honor of over a decade of stellar journalism, we’ve rounded up the most-read BuzzFeed News stories on Pocket.

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This Is How We Radicalized The World

Ryan Broderick
BuzzFeed News

On Sunday, far-right evangelical Jair Bolsonaro was elected president of Brazil. The era of being surprised at this kind of politics is over. Now we have to live with what we've done.

The Cost of Next-Day Delivery

Caroline O'DonovanKen Bensinger
BuzzFeed News

Deaths and devastating injuries. A litany of labor violations. Drivers forced to urinate in their vans. Here is how Amazon’s gigantic, decentralized, next-day delivery network brought chaos, exploitation, and danger to communities across America.