We owe you, our readers, an apology. This plagiarism is a breach of our fundamental responsibility to be honest with you — in this case, about who wrote the words on our site. Plagiarism, much less copying unchecked facts from Wikipedia or other sources, is an act of disrespect to the reader.
BuzzFeed addresses Benny Johnson’s plagiarism in a memo to staff. An internal investigation by BuzzFeed editors found 41 posts by Johnson that contained plagiarized material on the site.