08/12/2014 12:53 pm ET

Thousands Of BuzzFeed Articles Have Disappeared

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You may have heard that BuzzFeed recently landed $50 million in venture capital, with which it hopes to transcend its long-time status as a “content laboratory” for shareable listicles, strange quizzes and LOL-worthy videos. Earlier this year, however, the viral news website appears to have tried a more novel solution: Permanently erasing thousands of specious, staff-written posts.

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