Why Ad Buyers Shrug at BuzzFeed’s Plagiarism Scandal

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By: Ricardo Bilton | Digiday

Although BuzzFeed’s recent plagiarism scandal is giving some journalists a healthy case of schadenfreude, it’s still unlikely to do much near-term harm to the publisher’s relationship with ad buyers.

BuzzFeed said on Friday that it fired politics editor Benny Johnson after finding in his work 41 instances of plagiarism, some of which was from sites as unlikely as Yahoo Answers. 

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