Much of the breaking news that was reported in the aftermath of the Manchester bombing
was sourced from US officials, a fact that has raised concerns in the British and European intelligence community, according to Buzzfeed
It is unusual that so much information came from US sources, given the attack happened overseas, and draws new attention to a remarkably porous American government.
notes, a US official was the first source of reports in CBS News and the Associated Press
that the attack at Ariana Grande’s
concert that killed 22 people was carried out by a suicide bomber. Then, before Manchester Police confirmed the name of the suspect in the attack, US media was already reporting the suspect as 22-year-old Salman Abedi
A Belgian counterterrorism official quoted in the story confirmed “the discomfort felt in European intelligence circles”:
It happens sometimes when a larger partner like America assists on an investigation Continue reading "European Allies Frustrated by US Officials Leaking Details on Manchester Bombing to Press"
Earlier this month, President Donald Trump met
Australian prime minister Malcolm Turnbull in New York. While the big story in the U.S. that day was the passage
of the Republican healthcare bill in the House of Representatives, the meeting was major news in Australia.
As a result, BuzzFeed News decided to send an alert to its app users who have chosen to follow Australia news in its news app. The alert read: “There were some delays, but Malcolm Turnbull and Donald Trump finally met in person. Here’s how it went down. 👴🏻 ❤️ 👴🏻 ”
Yes, it included the emoji, which has purposefully become a hallmark of the BuzzFeed News app, Brianne O’Brien
, the lead news curation editor at BuzzFeed’s London office said on a panel at the ONA Dublin conference on Friday.
After BuzzFeed launched its news app in 2015
, two-thirds of the downloads were from
Continue reading "3 things BuzzFeed News thinks about before sending a push alert"
Despite only being in office for 100 days, President Donald Trump
has already forged a tense and rocky relationship with Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer
. Just days after entering the White House, Trump called Schumer out for his “fake tears”
regarding the travel ban. Meanwhile, Schumer has said that Trump needs to release his taxes
so they can see if he has any “Russian sources of income.”
During an interview with BuzzFeed’s Kate Nocera
, Schumer mentioned that despite the harsh words the two have traded over the past few months, they are at least on speaking terms now. However, the New York lawmaker wouldn’t describe their relationship as close by any means, stating that calls from the president only come through the Capitol switchboard.
And, according to Schumer, he has a hard time keeping Trump focused when they do have a conversation:
“When I talk to him, I Continue reading "Chuck Schumer: I Try to Talk to Trump ‘About Serious Issues and He Just Changes the Subject’"
Hey, did you know that InfoWars
founder — and apparent performance artist
— Alex Jones
likes to accuse different people and entities of being funded by billionaire George Soros as part of a vast liberal conspiracy?
If this is news to you, The Daily Beast helpfully aggregated a list today
of the 183 organizations and 12 individuals who the noted conspiracy theorist has fingered as being bankrolled by Soros. Included in that list is the Beast
itself, as well as news site BuzzFeed
In an InfoWars
video that the Beast
highlighted, Jones stated that Soros was paying reporters for the two sites to get dirt on him.
“Soros doesn’t want to put his name on it,” said Jones. “He already funds David Brock and Media Matters. He already funds The Daily Beast, people who have investigative reporters following us around, digging up made-up dirt. Fiction writers. And BuzzFeed, all of Continue reading "‘We Are Part of a Far-Reaching Global Conspiracy’: BuzzFeed Trolls InfoWars"