Teens and twentysomethings with large Twitter followings are making thousands each month by selling retweets, multiple users who engage in the practice told BuzzFeed News. The practice is known as "tweetdecking," so named because those involved form secret Tweetdeck groups, which they call "decks.
More than one-fifth of Donald Trump’s US condominiums have been purchased since the 1980s in secretive, all-cash transactions that enable buyers to avoid legal scrutiny by shielding their finances and identities, a BuzzFeed News investigation has found.
When news broke on Thursday evening of Facebook's dramatic overhaul of its News Feed, the worlds of media and publishing erupted. But inside Facebook, the reaction was markedly different — indifference. “No one cares about feed changes,” a current Facebook employee told BuzzFeed News.
Software developer Abraham Masri found the bug, called “chaiOS,” and posted it on Github Tuesday afternoon. Masri told BuzzFeed News that he found the vulnerability while “fuzzing with the operating system.
For six straight days in the middle of March, a small twin-propeller plane flew over Phoenix. Each evening, it picked two or three spots and circled for hours, flying at more than 17,000 feet.
Dentists are waging a war against SmileDirectClub, a startup whose mail-order product promises to straighten teeth at a fraction of the cost of braces, without the hassle of a dentist’s office.
Myspace — the iconic social network of the early 2000s — seemed to be experiencing a resurgence this summer when millions of visitors flocked to its new video page, potentially generating a wave of ad revenue for the site’s troubled parent company, Time Inc.
A secret spy plane operated by the US Marshals hunted drug cartel kingpins in Mexico. A military contractor that tracks terrorists in Africa is also flying surveillance aircraft over US cities.
It started simply enough – with suggestions that her child should follow an unremarkable-sounding special diet. “They did these tests: a stool test and a urine test,” Layla (not her real name) tells BuzzFeed News.
BuzzFeed, the somewhat new media giant, is multiplying. The company announced today that it will separate itself into two distinct departments—BuzzFeed News and a newly formed BuzzFeed Entertainment Group (BFEG)—in a move aimed at solidifying its dominance in digital video.
As the general election ticked down to polling day last week, Thomas Clark was working 20 hours a day, stopping only for quick naps before getting back to his one-man mission: writing attacks on Theresa May and producing memes in support of Jeremy Corbyn’s policies for his blog, Another Angry Vo
Millions may have held their suspicions, but last month the Canadian e-reader company Kobo confirmed it: Most people who buy The Goldfinch don’t actually finish it.
Between the headline and the thumbnail, it was a piece of fake news destined to go viral — and it did. The completely false story has earned over 815,000 shares, reactions, and comments on Facebook since mid-February.
In the final three months of the US presidential campaign, the top-performing fake election news stories on Facebook generated more engagement than the top stories from major news outlets such as the New York Times, Washington Post, Huffington Post, NBC News, and others, a BuzzFeed News analysis ha
For years, a startup called SmileDirectClub has drawn fire from dentists for trying to upend the traditional braces industry.
I’m John Templon, an investigative data reporter for BuzzFeed News. I spent the past 15 months analyzing tennis betting data to see if I could figure out whether players were fixing matches. (You can read that full story here.) I don’t play tennis. I’m a numbers guy.
Go to Settings > Privacy > Location services. Here you'll find a whole load of apps that are using GPS to update your location. It's useful for something like Find my iPhone, but the chances are there are a whole load of other apps that don't need it and are draining your battery.
This is Part One of a BuzzFeed News investigation. Part Two: Kremlin-Linked Slush Funds Funneling Money To Syria's Chemical Weapons Financiers Part Three: How Deutsche Bank Enabled A Dirty Offshore Bank To Move Dark Money
Some of the world’s biggest brands were ripped off by a digital fraud scheme that used a network of websites connected to US advertising industry insiders to steal what experts say could be millions of dollars, a BuzzFeed News investigation has found.
In a San Francisco Lyft car, there's a chart taped to the back of the front passenger seat: "The Rating System Explained." It details — in exaggerated terms — what Lyft's one- to five-star rating scale really means to drivers.
In early July, a website made to look like a real news organization published what would prove to be one of the biggest fake news hits of the US election. It improbably quoted the pope as saying that the FBI’s inability to prosecute Hillary Clinton for her emails led him to endorse Trump.
On Wednesday night, for the first time in the show’s 16-year history, a woman triumphed over a man to win CBS’s Big Brother.
As Americans continue to debate what the future of their health care system should look like, some who can't afford treatment — or just don't want to deal with doctors — are turning to an unlikely source of medicine: antibiotics purchased online and at stores that are designed to treat farm an
On the Grand Scale of Misogyny in Hip-Hop, lyrics like “That pussy should be holding exclusive rights to me,” and a call for "turbo thots” to liven up a party (thot is shorthand for "that ho over there”) are not particularly egregious.
When Donald Trump's longtime political adviser and attorney was asked by the Daily Beast Monday to comment on a potentially explosive story about his boss, he could have stonewalled or sweet-talked, bartered or begged, or attempted any of the other diversion tactics regularly employed by professi
The first time Bonnie met her father, Paul Elam, he cried like a baby. It was a summer day in 2005, nearly 25 years after Elam relinquished his parental rights in court and refused to pay child support for Bonnie, whose name has been changed, and her younger brother.
Somehow, the Great Fidget Spinner Frenzy of 2017 managed to burn its way across the country without a major retailer, TV advertisement or brand getting involved. It wasn't the first time, and it won't be the last.
An ad network launched a new initiative to "continue the fight against fake news" at the same time it was working with 21 websites that have published fake news stories, according to a review conducted by BuzzFeed News.
COLOGNE, Germany – Apart from the presence of several police officers, there were few signs in Cologne central station on a cold January afternoon that just a few days earlier this area had been declared a “no-go area”.
As ad dollars that used to fund journalism pour into the coffers of Facebook and Google, the information business is experiencing a trend familiar to other American industries: The product they produce is now competing with cheaper versions coming from overseas.
AGUADILLA, Puerto Rico — Funeral home and crematorium directors are being permitted by the Puerto Rican government to burn the bodies of people who they say died as a result of Hurricane Maria — without those people being counted in the official death toll.
BuzzFeed News: So, eight years ago, today actually, you announced your campaign in Springfield. I read that speech last night and I was struck by how much it’s a generational call to your generation, I guess to some degree mine. You use the word “generation” 13 times in the speech.
Facebook’s major effort to stop the spread of false articles on its platform did not result in less engagement for the most viral hoaxes in 2017, according to an analysis by BuzzFeed News.
Today, BuzzFeed News is sharing an enormous dataset — one that sheds light on four decades of the United States’ federal payroll. The dataset contains hundreds of millions of rows and stretches all the way back to 1973. It provides salary, title, and demographic details about millions of U.S.
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Nearly identical abortion laws are being considered or contested in state legislatures all over the country, and that is entirely by design.
The US Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is expanding the kinds of information that it collects on immigrants to include social media information and search results.
Churches across the US are fighting back against the Trump administration’s mandate to ramp up deportations with new sanctuary practices of their own, using private homes in their congregations as shelter and potentially creating a modern-day underground railroad to ferry undocumented immigrants
Right-wing outlets, pro-Trump media personalities, and conspiracy theorists are falsely claiming that the attorney who met with Donald Trump Jr. during the 2016 campaign was a left-wing operative trying to torpedo a future Trump administration.
In directing prosecutors to pursue the most serious charges possible in criminal cases, Attorney General Jeff Sessions will end up dictating some of the decisions of a group of public officials who aren’t under his command: federal judges.
This is Part One of a BuzzFeed News investigation. Part Two: Lycamobile’s Offshore Empire Is Embroiled In Sri Lanka’s Hunt For Stolen Assets.
The publication of a new scientific study does not usually bring about accusations of libel, alleged death threats, and unprofessionalism.
Here’s what’s happening: President Trump’s revised order banning travel from six Muslim-majority countries for three months and halting the refugee resettlement program for four months goes in to effect at 12:01 a.m. ET on Thursday morning.
Teachers from black and minority ethnic backgrounds are encountering racism that prevents them from being promoted and is forcing them out of the profession altogether, a new report has said.
In the seven years since WikiLeaks published the largest leak of classified documents in history, the federal government has said they caused enormous damage to national security.
ISTANBUL — A Turkish businessman at the heart of a scandal swirling around the Trump White House had a nearly year-long commercial arrangement with an Israeli energy firm, despite its continued denials of any such deal, according to photographs and documents seen by BuzzFeed News.
People have been getting poisoned by lead in the air for at least two millennia, according to a new study analyzing an ice core extracted from a glacier in the Swiss Alps.
Donald Trump made his opinion of global warming clear in 2012, when he tweeted that it "was created by and for the Chinese in order to make U.S. manufacturing non-competitive."
White supremacists have gathered for the “Unite the Right” rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, where they are chanting racist and homophobic slogans. Hundreds of counter-protesters are also there, including local interfaith leaders, activists, and self-described anti-fascist protesters.
Over the weekend, a man calling himself “TheBigKK” muscled his way onto Shia LaBeouf’s #HeWillNotDivideUs livestream, his face obscured by a red scarf.
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Vladimir Prtenjaca was one of the hundreds of Christians gathered in Sydney on Sunday to pray for an end to abortion.
Who are Todd and Clare Hammond, and why are they leveling false charges against Julian Assange? That’s the question following last week’s bizarre news that the people behind the tiny online dating site ToddandClare.
Just over a year ago, Jess Phoenix was in Ecuador, leading a 30-person film crew toward the spewing summit of a freshly erupting volcano. As the ground rumbled beneath their feet, the crew grew understandably nervous. But not Phoenix.
On Saturday, French police in Marseille clashed with English and Russian soccer fans who had been rioting in the city in the lead up to a UEFA European Championship match.
The town of Veles, Macedonia, achieved international fame last fall after a BuzzFeed News story reported on a large cluster of pro-Trump websites that often published fake news and that were being run by teenagers and young men.
Yesterday, Buzzfeed published a memo telling staffers that they could be fired for leaking internal company information to the press. Allow us to point out the implications of this. Buzzfeed has grown from a churning listicle machine into a full-fledged news organization.
Last month, a controversial study about the food choices of elementary school students was retracted for statistical errors and replaced with a new analysis. But the updated version is also seriously flawed, undermining the study’s premise, BuzzFeed News has learned.
There’s a popular forum on Reddit for Turkers, the roughly 500,000 people all around the world who are hired by researchers, marketing companies, and the like to do tiny tasks, like gauge the sentiment of a tweet or transcribe an audio snippet, for pennies (or fractions thereof) apiece
What We Know So Far: *At least 19 people were killed and dozens more were injured in what’s being treated as a “terrorist incident” at an Ariana Grande concert in Manchester, England.
BUDAPEST – Several of Marton Gyongyosi’s views are on display in his parliamentary office. An orange and black Saint George ribbon, a Russian military decoration used by Russian nationalists as well as secessionists in eastern Ukraine, is tied to a lamp that sits on his desk.
It’s one of magazine journalism’s most pressing questions: How can publications that have long captivated print consumers earn the trust of wary online readers?
Elaine Duke, the Department of Homeland Security's acting secretary, responded Friday to the backlash against earlier comments where she said she was satisfied with the US government response to the devastation in Puerto Rico.
Last week, Greater Manchester police (GMP) announced a major new initiative: officers across the force will now use a special code in reports of domestic abuse incidents where the victim is LGBT. This would enable officers to understand the scale of the problem and respond more effectively.
NAIROBI — More than 19.6 million Kenyans will head to the polls on Aug. 8 to vote for their country’s new leader.
The personal information of tens of thousands of customers of Saks Fifth Avenue, Gilt, Lord & Taylor, and other retail brands have been publicly available in plain text online, BuzzFeed News has learned.
If you were going to draw up a short list of places on the internet that should be excited about the first good Star Wars movie in more than three decades, you would have to include 4chan and 8chan.
It also accused BSA leaders of making "disparaging and untrue remarks" about Girl Scout programming at "family meetings" outlining their proposed programs for girls. The spokesperson or the letter did not specify what BSA's proposed programs for girls were.
Trump on Thursday said “no, no” when asked if he tried to get Comey to back off the agency's investigation into Flynn’s possible ties to Russia, contradicting a memo Comey wrote to top FBI officials. Comey was later fired. “No, no. Next question,” Trump responded.
As the UK woke up to shock election results and a hung parliament, many people were celebrating the fact that the country has elected one of the most diverse selection of MPs ever.
OK AMERICA! Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton held the most surreal US presidential debate in modern history (and probably ever) Sunday night. Settle in, folks, we’re gonna unpack this thing for you.
In January, Paralympian Anne Wafula Strike was forced to wet herself on a CrossCountry train because the accessible toilet was out of order.
Political debate on Facebook is being dominated by dozens of incredibly viral news stories in support of Jeremy Corbyn, despite the Conservatives holding a massive lead in national opinion polls, according to the first edition of the BuzzFeed News Social Barometer.
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