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BuzzFeed News is a two-time finalist for the Pulitzer Prize: for a stunning probe that proved operatives with apparent ties to Vladimir Putin have engaged in a targeted killing campaign against his perceived enemies on British and American soil, and an exposé of a dispute-settlement process used by multinational corporations to undermine domestic regulations and gut environmental laws at the expense of poorer nations. BuzzFeed News’ Netflix docuseries “Follow This” was nominated for a News and Documentary Emmy award in 2019.
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Ben Smith, Editor-in-Chief
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