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NBC investigation finds 11 instances of Williams embellishing

From the Washington Post via TheStar.com (“NBC finds Brian Williams embellished at least 11 times“): A months-long¬†internal investigation of Brian Williams¬†by NBC News has turned up 11 instances in which the anchorman publicly embellished details of his reporting exploits, according to a person familiar with details of the probe.

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Silverman tapped to head Buzzfeed Canada

From the Globe and Mail (“BuzzFeed hires author of award-winning book on journalistic errors to head Canadian team“): BuzzFeed, the news and viral content factory that has sometimes been burned by made-up news stories, has hired a leading warrior against fake viral content to head up its new Canadian editorial operations.

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