BuzzFeed News has found that the following articles do not meet our editorial standards, as laid out in our standards and ethics guidelines. As a result, the articles have been updated to more clearly attribute phrases and sentence construction to material previously published by other news organizations. In our commitment to transparency, we have also added an editor’s note to the top of each story indicating the original source.
It is BuzzFeed News’ policy that nothing may be copied, pasted, and passed off as one’s own work, and that all quotes should be attributed. We regret that in these instances those standards were not met.
The changes were made after a thorough investigation, and this concludes our review. If more issues should arise, we will address them.
BuzzFeed News apologizes for these lapses, both to you, the reader, and to the authors of the original work and their news outlets.