BuzzFeed is a millennial quiz and viral content website that has recently attempted to double as a reputable news agency. They’ve been caught plagiarizing and making up news in the past.
A couple of months ago, they published a fake dossier on President Trump which alleged some ridiculous things. Most credible news outlets denounced the dossier as fake news. That didn’t stop BuzzFeed. Their hatred of Trump knows no bounds.
Now they’re being sued by a Russian firm named in the dossier.
From The Washington Examiner:
XBT Holdings, a Cyprus-based company owned by Russian tech magnate Aleksej Gubarev, has filed defamation lawsuits against Buzzfeed, its editor-in-chief, Ben Smith, and former British intelligence agent Christopher Steele, McClathy reported Friday.
“The dossier included libelous, unverified and untrue allegations regarding XBT, Webzilla and Gubarev. The lawsuits seek yet undetermined compensation for the damages suffered by XBT, Webzilla and Gubarev as the result of the publication of the dossier,” according to a statement.
The dossier alleged that XBT and its affiliates worked with the 2016 Trump presidential campaign, “using botnets and porn traffic to transmit viruses, plant bugs, steal data and conduct ‘altering operations’ against the Democratic Party leadership.”