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Last Friday, BuzzFeed fired "Viral Politics" editor Benny Johnson. The popular internet time-waster cited over 40 instances of plagiarism committed by the conservative-leaningcontent creator.
Putting aside whether those alleged instances of plagiarism were actually plagiarism, and ignoring the fact that BuzzFeed itself is based on taking stuff from all over the internet (aggregation, anyone?), what lessons can we learn from this episode?