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You won't BELIEVE all the clickbait they've just made!
Type of site: News and entertainment
Language: English
Created by: Jonah Peretti
John S. Johnson III[1][2]
Owner: Private
Date of launch: November 1, 2006[1][2]

BuzzFeed (stylized as BUZZFeeD) is an American online internet and entertainment media company based in New York City. The firm is a social news and entertainment company with a focus on digital media. BuzzFeed was founded in 2006 as a viral lab focusing on tracking viral content, by Jonah Peretti and John S. Johnson III.[1][2]

The firm is a social news and entertainment company with a focus on digital media. BuzzFeed was founded in 2006 as a viral lab focusing on tracking viral content, by Jonah Peretti and John S. Johnson III. 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 as well. Originally known for online quizzes, "listicles", and pop culture articles, the company has grown into a global media and technology company providing coverage on a variety of topics including politics, DIY, animals, and business. In late 2011, Ben Smith of Politico was hired as editor-in-chief to expand the site into serious journalism, long-form journalism, and reportage.

Why You Won't Believe How Much It Sucks[edit | edit source]

  1. Massive amounts of clickbait and misleading tests, especially on Facebook. The titles don't really fully match the questions, and speaking of the questions, most of them are just randomly obvious questions anyone can ask. These questions don't prove the title.
    • Ironically enough, they claim they don't use clickbait, but they indeed do.[3]
  2. Heavily panders towards extreme liberals.
  3. Their news articles can be biased and can even be stolen from other news sites.[4] They also have other problems:
    1. The articles are badly sourced and often inaccurate, as stated by fact check websites.[5]
    2. There are even racist articles such as "Why White People Shouldn't Be Allowed to Name Kids", that basically state that whites are a plague to the planet.
    3. They also steal ideas from YouTube creators, such as Jaclyn Glenn, as well.
    4. Much like with Vice and Gawker, some articles contain inappropriate content, an unnecessary amount of foul language, and misplaced information.
    5. They also made outlandish claims such as "watching the Trump debate causes PTSD".
    6. They once bashed Taylor Swift, not because of her edginess, but because of her "unwillingness to address whiteness".
    7. BuzzFeed has tried to go after the Super Chat system on YouTube, claiming that it monetizes hate and racism.
  4. They report a lot of news articles as "fake" if they can't find any "interesting" news that is happening.
  5. The images itself are even stolen without giving the proper credit to the original creators or photographers.
  6. A lot of quizes and news are just modern stupid pandering using the first thing they can find in the news.
  7. Pointless listicles, as much of it, is more or less the same as others.
  8. They treat their employees poorly and exploits them heavily. Because of this act, many staff members often leave due to the management and treatment of their employees.
  9. Unappealing and cringe-worthy style of covering topics such as the news.
  10. Heavily panders to weeaboos by using anime-style facial expressions in their videos.
  11. Terrible sense of humor that comes off as corny and dull.
  12. They have a series that creates pointless and unnecessary life hacks, like in 5-Minute Crafts.
  13. Points out the obvious in images for subjects that you already know.
  14. The images itself are even stolen without giving the proper credit to the original creators or photographers.
    1. They can also credit the wrong source sometimes, as seen from their 100 Human-Like Pokémon Adaptations article.[6] The actual artist is Japanese Deviant MiyariAsakuraba, while the article claims that it was Steven Kyle.[7]
  15. Targets readers with anti-Trump ads without disclosure.
  16. They called several art pieces that were meant to be jokes "terrible" without realizing they were supposed to be a joke.[8]
  17. As a result of spreading fake news, they are being sued by a Russian tech guru.
  18. They defended Jessica Price after she was fired for her toxic behavior.
  19. They have a strange interest in menstruation, which is disgusting.
  20. Heavily panders towards nostalgia.
  21. A long history of smearing and framing people especially anti-SJWs in a dishonest way.
  22. Very embarrassing and weird quizzes that make no sense, such as "This Alphabet Food Test Will Reveal Your Future Boyfriend".[9]
  23. BuzzFeed reporter Kate Arthur deliberately smeared Tucker Carlson using a photo of the Fox News anchor with a "sex worker."
  24. BuzzFeed suffered a legal setback in a federal court in Miami on Tuesday in its attempt to fight a defamation lawsuit over its publication of the infamous, and uncorroborated, Russia "dossier" on President Donald Trump in 2018.
  25. They said that there's some "terrible arts", they're "joke arts".[10]
  26. They have made articles in favor of known abusers and bullies (Emma Roberts, Amber Heard, Chrissy Teigen), because they are women. Praised Drake even though he made creepy comments about underage girls.
  27. Constantly rehashing articles, even the members hate this.

Redeeming Qualities[edit | edit source]

  1. Not all articles on the site use clickbait or politics. There some good articles here and there, but that is not saying much anyway.
  2. Despite WYWBHMIS.6, Some of the Quizzes are actually really good.

Videos[edit | edit source]

BuzzFeed bashing!

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