This Is What It Was Like Learning To Report Before Fake News Was The Biggest Problem In The World

BuzzFeed editor-in-chief Ben Smith recalls what it was like working as a young reporter in Belarus in 2001. One of his first major stories resulted in his source being beaten and thrown in jail — or so he thought, until he discovered the truth more than 15 years later.

Author: Ben Smith
Source: BuzzFeed
Published: Apr 8, 2018
Length: 17 minutes (4,300 words)
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