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Exclusive: BuzzFeed Tricked Into Publishing Fake News Story

by Paul Joseph Watson, Infowars:

A group of online comedians who plotted to fool BuzzFeed into posting a completely fake news story were successful after the “social news and entertainment company” published hoax claims that the group had been denied entry to an all female video game tournament because they were transgender.

“Over the past 2 weeks we set up a plot to see if we could trick Buzzfeed into posting something that is fake, for the laughs,” Sly Buehl Rigilio told Infowars.

And it worked. BuzzFeed fell right into the trap.

“There was a female only tournament hosted by a company known as ESL (Electronic Sports League), for a game called Counter-Strike: Global Offensive. We decided to pose as a “transgendered” pro team, we made it as ridiculous as possible by uploading obvious troll pics to our profiles on the tournament’s website (pics of us wearing wigs, etc). We knew we were going to get declined into joining the tournament, so once we did get turned down, I then sent an email to a Buzzfeed “journalist” by the name of Lane Sainty to try and bait them into making a story out of it,” adds Rigilio.

All BuzzFeed had to do was Google search “Rigatoni Family,” to discover that the outfit was a troll group with conservative sympathies and that the story was likely to be totally bogus, but they failed to perform this basic due diligence.

“We did nothing to hide our team name, which was “Rigatoni Family” and if you were to search that name into Google, you’d find our channel and website where we clearly are shit disturbers. It’s blatant negligence on the behalf of Buzzfeed and other news orgs that have since picked up the story, aka Fake News,” Rigilio tells Infowars.

The Rigatoni Family has a goofy website and a satirical YouTube channel that includes a video making fun of HIllary Clinton voters, but BuzzFeed failed to check any of this before publishing the fake news story.

Rigilio forwarded Infowars emails confirming that Sainty ran the story past BuzzFeed editors before the go-ahead was given to publish the article.

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