BuzzFeed, you’re looking reeaaally bad right now. Please learn from all the politicians, sports figures, news sources, etc. who made mistakes and continued to deny, deny, deny. The general public HATES that! It makes us think that you think we’re stupid and easily duped.
Just admit that you were misinformed, apologize and say that you’re working to get to the truth of the matter. People will respect you a lot more.