This story will not go away for Buzzfeed but then again why should it?
Buzzfeed published unsubstantiated material about President Donald Trump in efforts to hurt him politically, and when the dust cleared, it was Buzzfeed who took the hit.
Sure, President Trump could have sued them for releasing false information, but the website just got their litigation papers from someone not even on their radar—Russia.
BuzzFeed acknowledged that it did not verify the accusations and even notes that the document contains some basic factual errors. It published the full document.
This is defamation. That’s a crime. Trump CAN and SHOULD sue, but Russia has taken the lead.
A Russian-tied tech firm named in a controversial dossier containing uncorroborated allegations about President Donald Trump and the hacking of Democratic National Committee email accounts announced late Friday that it has filed defamation suits against the online news site BuzzFeed, its editor in chief and a former British intelligence agent.
The lawsuits were brought by XBT Holdings, a Cyprus-based company owned by Russian tech magnate Aleksej Gubarev. Lawyers for his firm filed complaints Friday in London against the former spy and his company, and against BuzzFeed and its editor in chief, Ben Smith, in Broward County Circuit Court in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, where XBT’s subsidiary Webzilla is headquartered.
“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,” a statement said.
Fake news will be the undoing of what little credibility the left leaning MSM has left with the people.
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