Category: Politics

Why I left BuzzFeed: Former employees speak out against media company and fake news outlet

According to ex-staffers, the BuzzFeed higher-ups imposed policies that they didn’t agree with, such as the guidelines that prohibited them from working on outside projects. These included channels outside of work and the ex-staffers’ personal video projects. Others, like comedy-duo Allison Raskin and Gaby Dunn, have cited their lack of ownership and creative control over their work for BuzzFeed as a determining factor for their resignation. The pressures put upon their shoulders to churn out videos that focused on quantity over quality didn’t help either, claimed ex-producer Kenny Moffitt. Additionally, the content creators were not allowed to engage directly and formally engage with fans, such as by replying to comments, which former video producer Safiya Nygaard spoke out against.