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BuzzFeed writer Benny Johnson fired for plagiarism

27
Jul
2014

(Reuters) – The news and entertainment website BuzzFeed has fired the writer Benny Johnson after its editors said they found he plagiarized others work 41 times. BuzzFeed editor Ben Smith in a note late on Friday called writer Benny Johnson a creative force at his best, but said a review of more than 500 posts revealed dozens of instances where he copied sentences and phrases verbatim from other websites. Smith said the plagiarism on the seven-year-old site was brought to light this week by Twitter users.

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