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Buzzfeed Defends Deleting Thousands Of Posts

  • Slate, Friday, August 15, 2014 12:22 PM
Confirming a recent report by Gawker, Buzzfeed CEO Jonah Peretti says he did in fact oversee the deletion of thousands of posts, because they no long met the publisher’s rising editorial standards. Challenging critics, however, Peretti doesn’t think the purge reveals Buzzfeed to be any less credible in the eyes of industry peers or readers. That’s because, as Peretti tells Slate, Buzzfeed began as -- and to some degree remains -- a technology company with different standards than a traditional media publisher.

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