Ben Smith

Ben Smith


BuzzFeed Editor-in-Chief. Beats working for a living. Email or gchat ben@buzzfeed.com.

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Marc Benioff lavishing praise on Ivanka for her "leadership" and "passion" on workforce development at #WEF20 

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I asked Trump at #davos2020  if he still thinks climate change is a hoax: "No — not at all. I think aspects of it are — they put it at a level that is unrealistic to a point where you can’t live your lives." He blamed other countries. "Greta ought to focus on those places."

"I would rather go the long way -- I would rather interview Bolton" -- but says it's "a national security problem." He also said you don't like people testifying "when they didn't leave on good terms, and that was due to me, not due to him."

Huh: An odd event at Davos with Oleg Deripaska, abruptly canceled

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Global Elites Have Found A Way To Do the Absolute Minimum For The Climate

Here's a (hard) test of how Facebook does or doesn't draw lines around content

On stage at #WEF20  just now, the *Saudi Communications Minister*@aalswaha  called for cracking down on hacking to improve trust among government and business :/

I texted with @RashidaTlaib  about impeachment, 2020, and Bernie Sanders' views on Israel

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George Soros, after warning about Trump and Xi, just announced a *$1 billion* plan for a new global "Open Society University Network," calling it "the most important and most enduring project of my life."

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Asked Microsoft CEO @satyanadella  about India's new Citizenship Act. "I think what is happening is sad... It's just bad.... I would love to see a Bangladeshi immigrant who comes to India and creates the next unicorn in India or becomes the next CEO of Infosys" cc @PranavDixit 

The Justice Department quietly removed the section headed "need for a free press" from its guidelines

We Traced The Smears Against Kamala Harris To Obama Birthers And Neo-Nazis via @CraigSilverman 

An official confirming Post story to us and says, "“it’s far worse than what has already been reported"

What a disgusting thing to say about dozens of American workers who just lost their jobs.

Trump’s Lawyer Said There Were “No Plans” For Trump Tower Moscow. Here They Are.

NYPD refusing to answer questions about why they didn't arrest violent far right group members

This story concerns a reporter's work . We are deeply troubled by what looks like a case of law enforcement interfering with a reporter’s constitutional right to gather information about her own government.

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