How A Viral Article On Facebook Convinced Trump's Inner Circle They Had Found Their Very Own Ukrainian "Whistleblower"
Andriy Telizhenko has propelled himself from a minor functionary at the Ukrainian Embassy to a bespoke purveyor of conspiracy theories to Republican senators, Russian media, and Rudy Giuliani.
When the former secretary of state accused a candidate barely polling at 2% of being a Russian asset, she showed she had learned nothing from the last election.
Here's how Turkish trolls infiltrated American conservative media, spread propaganda, and got Giuliani to fall for it.
Far-Right Halle Shooter Allegedly Posted A Manifesto With Xbox-Like “Achievements” To Anime Message Board Before Livestreaming Attack
As a video of the attack went viral, users began complaining about spoilers as they sought out download mirrors of the rampage.
Two people were killed in Halle, Germany, by a gunman in an attack prosecutors are now calling an act of far-right violence.
Here's How Donald Trump Ended Up Referencing A Russian-Promoted 4chan Conspiracy Theory In His Call To The Ukrainian President
From the depths of 4chan, to the president’s mouth, and then back to the depths of 4chan.
10,000 Rounds Of Ammo And 25 Guns Were Seized From A Teenager Posting Far-Right Memes On iFunny And Discord
Justin Olsen created a Discord server for his iFunny subscribers where he allegedly threatened to kill federal officers.
Jeffrey Epstein's Death Was On 4Chan Before Officials Announced It — And Authorities Had To Look Into It
About 38 minutes before news outlets first reported Jeffrey Epstein's death in prison, a 4chan user published a detailed post about it.
Shutting down 8chan won’t fix this.
As the suspect was being held at gunpoint by police, he was allegedly updating his Instagram story with photos of the victim.
After Andrew Yang caught the attention of Reddit and 4chan, his campaign leaned into it. Now those same communities are leading a harassment campaign against his deputy chief of staff.
Trump and the MAGA lifestyle seem to offer a safe haven to people — like Kanye — who pride themselves on being outsiders and are distrustful of establishment politics.
"It was as though he was saying, 'I wish I could go with you, I can't even go to the other floor,'" Lionel Lebron said of President Trump.
"What the fuck is wrong with boomers?"
“If you don't know any better and you already think there's something wrong with this community, you're going to see this as more reason why it shouldn't have rights.”
There’s an international pushback against the wave of women’s demands for equality. In Spain, that pushback has robbed a young woman of her anonymity.
Barr's claim on Friday that "Trump has freed so many children" from sex trafficking rings sounds very similar to the "QAnon" conspiracy theory she's previously tweeted about.
Thicc Pikachu is what peak performance looks like.
Facebook, Google, and Twitter always promise to do better. Why can't they?
It appears as though the far-right trolls weren't the ones really pulling the strings.
The list began traveling the dark corners of the internet around April as a scattered collection of names, addresses, phone numbers, and social media accounts. It's now a massive organized database of thousands of people.
Introducing the adorable cartoon faces of German far-right extremism.
Turns out it's actually not that easy to hijack an election with memes.
Right-wing supporters are trying to learn from similar campaigns in France and the Netherlands.
"Wir werden heute den Meme-Krieg gegen die Köterrasse im Bundestag eröffnen"
The headline for this story is peak 2017.
A Fake Story Tricked Trump Supporters Into Protesting For No Reason, Then One Of Them Accidentally Shot Himself
The protest appears to have started with a story on a fake antifascist Facebook account that was actually set up to troll leftists.
Trump Supporters Have Built A Document With The Addresses And Phone Numbers Of Thousands Of Anti-Trump Activists
The document appears to contain the biographical information of thousands of people who signed a public petition from April condemning the Trump administration. Update: The organizers of the original petition have released a statement.
TL;DR: No one on 4chan bothered to learn how to speak French.
Petit guide à l'attention des médias et du public français, par une Américaine qui veut tirer les leçons du hack des emails d'Hillary Clinton.
"This operation is obviously a democratic destabilization, like that which took place in the United States during the last presidential campaign," said Emmanuel Macron's campaign.
Comment des trolls d'extrême droite américains ou suédois lancent des fausses rumeurs sur Macron pour lui nuire
«Détruisons Macron à coup de mèmes.... Il faut qu'on empêche ce pervers de Macron de rendre l'Europe cocue.» ATTENTION: Cet article contient des images dérangeantes.
Here's How Far-Right Trolls Are Spreading Hoaxes About French Presidential Candidate Emmanuel Macron
"Meme Macron out of existence... We need to stop this creep Macron from cucking up Europe." WARNING: This post contains graphic images.
A criminal complaint has been filed with Toronto Police by a woman who says nude photos were shared without her consent.
So you can identify them when you see them out there online.
Someone Asked Their Group Chat To Look After Their Chocolate Milk And Now People Are Testing Their Friends
The ultimate test of friendship.
Jim Watkins wants to make The Goldwater the pre-eminent news source for the trolls of 8chan.
Trolls Are Trying To Trick People Into Thinking This Purple Bird Facebook Sticker Is A Secret Nazi Symbol
This is really, really dumb and confusing.
"I've never had so many people tell me that they wanted to see me die." WARNING: This post contains graphic content.
This article contains offensive language and graphic images.
Welcome to "The Great Liberation Of France."
Trump supporters are spreading misinformation about a dossier that was released by BuzzFeed News Tuesday full of unverified allegations against President-elect Donald Trump.
Si vous voyez le nom de Sam Hyde remonter immédiatement après un attentat ou une fusillade, méfiez-vous.
"Facebook doesn’t want to challenge you, they don’t want to upset you, because they know that if you’re challenged on their platform, you wouldn’t want to use it as much."
It is not a great day for Trump's anonymous fanboys. WARNING: This post contains graphic language.
From "text to vote" scams to paper ballot schemes, one of the alt-right's nerve centers gets its voter suppression campaign in order.
The "lootcrew" trolls pop up on Twitter to make false and racist claims about looting.
Do not make this Bernie Sanders-themed "glowsticks" recipe — or any variant of it — if you see it!
"I love bringing people together."
The person who hacked the girl's account told BuzzFeed News he did it because he could. WARNING: This post contains graphic content.
The teen drug panic that was started by a prankster on a messageboard.
Here we go agaaaaiiinnnnnn.
Moby played a DJ set, Monica Lewinsky turned up, and Pharrell recorded a special video message for Sean O'Brien, the "Dancing Man" who became the centre of an online manhunt.
This is pretty weird and great.
Welcome to the first episode of BuzzFeed's Internet Explorer, a new and probably ill-advised podcast.
Christopher "Moot" Poole announced on Wednesday that he would be leaving the site to a team of volunteers.
If there's one thing the internet hates, it's when people don't tip well.
Anonymous groups from 4chan and 8chan appear to currently be organizing a large-scale attack on Tumblr users.
De nouveaux clichés ont été diffusés, quelques semaines seulement après la fuite de photos privées de Jennifer Lawrence et bien d'autres.
Dozens Of Photos Stolen From Actress Amber Heard Make Her Biggest Hack Victim Since Jennifer Lawrence
Update: Pictures rumored to be stolen from Emma Watson also turned out to be a viral hoax. The celebrities' newly leaked photos come a few weeks after dozens of private pictures were stolen off of celebrities' iClouds.
They were made up by 4chan and if you try it you will melt your phone.
Security researchers say Apple may not be directly at fault in what some have called an "iCloud leak." Key new features depend on a safe and secure cloud. Update: Apple says there is no wide iCloud breach.
Bryan Hamade, a 27-year-old from Georgia, told BuzzFeed his scheme to make some easy bitcoins backfired and that now he's being harassed by 4chan users.
It looks like Twitter's social justice community is cleaning house in a big way at the moment.
One of the big problems with hashtag activism is you're never sure if it's genuine or not.
If you haven't heard yet, a bikini bridge is when a woman is so skinny her hip bones lift the front of her bikini up when she lies down.
It appears as though he's okay, however.
Ohio University student and sorority sister Rachel Cassidy had to delete all of her social media accounts after she was labeled a "false rape accuser" and flooded by threatening messages.
If you see #CureForMiley online today, it's fake.
Pizza Place Flooded With Hilarious Yelp Reviews After Footage Leaks Of Employee Possibly Masturbating In Kitchen
"Great pizza, ask for the special white sauce." NSFWish
Now that the FBI have photos of their two main suspects, we can sort through the five people Reddit and 4chan were convinced had something to do with Monday's bombing.
The man in the white baseball hat, whose photo the New York Post published while suggesting he was a target of the Boston bombing investigation, has been cleared.
What is Moot doing on the Patriot Voices page?
Nerd aqua vitae Mountain Dew ran a contest to let fans choose their newest apple flavor soda. Bronies earnestly wanted to name it after a popular My Little Pony character. 4chan had other plans.
No. Also: hahahahhahaa.
I'd see this movie. (via 4Chan)
Last night hacktivist group Anonymous carried out a massive DDOS attack on multiple government websites, along with the RIAA and MPAA's websites. We were lucky enough to be sitting in on the 4chan thread as it was happening (NSFW language, obviously).
Wait, there are girls on the Internet?
Your car will get anonymous comments about its sexual orientation and eventually be called a Nazi. Check for Pedobears before backing out.