BuzzFeed deletes thousands of old articles

ADSGarson O'Toole adsgarsonotoole at GMAIL.COM
Mon Aug 18 19:01:21 UTC 2014

News item illustrating one of the problems encountered by researchers
attempting to trace the provenance of words and phrases in the
electronic age.

Title: Is BuzzFeed’s deletion of articles an ethical lapse or the
growing pains of a new-media entity?
Author: Mathew Ingram
Timestamp: Aug. 15, 2014 - 11:21 AM PDT

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Summary: BuzzFeed has come under fire for deleting thousands of old
articles, which founder Jonah Peretti says didn’t live up to the kinds
of standards the site wants to adhere to now. Should the company be
criticized for doing this because it’s a journalistic no-no, or
congratulated for evolving?
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