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Thousands Of BuzzFeed Articles Have Disappeared

Sponsor logos are seen at BuzzFeed's Throwback Thursday: '90s Nostalgia Night presented by Hasbro Game Night and Canon PowerS
Sponsor logos are seen at BuzzFeed's Throwback Thursday: '90s Nostalgia Night presented by Hasbro Game Night and Canon PowerShot at the Canal Room on Thursday, Nov. 21, 2013 in New York. (Photo by Andy Kropa/Invision for BuzzFeed/AP Images)

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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