An innocent man freed after 23 years behind bars. Russian assassinations. Psychiatric hospitals beset by violence. Sexual assault at America's largest massage chain. Shadowy CIA contractors. And, yes, Donald Trump.
A dossier, compiled by a person who has claimed to be a former British intelligence official, alleges Russia has compromising information on Trump. The allegations are unverified, and the report contains errors.
Match-fixing in tennis. Patients locked on the psych ward. Donald Trump walking into the dressing room of teenage beauty queens. A global supercourt bending entire nations to its will. From bankers destroying small businesses for profit, to detectives who didn’t investigate reports of rape, to a woman freed from prison because of BuzzFeed News, here are our biggest 2016 investigations.
Rucksacks of cash, ghost schools, jailed high schoolers. From neglect at a major for-profit foster care company to America's broken guest worker system to a mobile home builder preying on minorities, the year that was in BuzzFeed News investigations.
One year ago, BuzzFeed News didn’t have an investigations team, but now we have 11 members and we’re growing. I sent a version of this note to our team over the holidays and then was asked to post it publicly. I hope it gives you a sense of what we’re building.
A con man who snagged an Ebola cleanup contract and a pig farmer who turned to arms dealing. A warehouse empire and laws that imprison battered women. A recluse at the heart of a Hollywood scandal and a coal miner dead from black lung. The year in Buzzfeed News investigations.