As Twitchy told you, yet another account of post-election anti-Muslim violence has been debunked as a hoax. 18-year-old Yasmin Seweid has been arrested for filing a false report.

Think that’s been a headache for the police? How about all the media outlets who seized on the initial story without bothering to make sure it was true first?

BuzzFeed was one of those media outlets. This was the headline for their original post, published on December 3:


And here’s the headline for today’s follow-up post:


Notice anything?

Nope. It sure didn’t.

Yeah. Too bad.

Hindsight’s 20/20. But BuzzFeed doesn’t seem to learn from past mistakes. So maybe it’s more like 20/2000 in their case.



Here we go again! ANOTHER viral anti-Muslim attack hoax fueled by media feeding frenzy

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