BuzzFeed Sued Over Fake News Report

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XBT Holdings, the tech company owned by Russian entrepreneur Aleksej Gubarev, is taking legal action in response to the firm being mentioned in the dossier that contained fake news and false claims about President Donald Trump and the hacking of DNC emails.

XBT Holdings announced on Friday that it has filed defamation suits against BuzzFeed, its editor-in-chief Ben Smith, and a former British intelligence agent.

The dossier claimed that XBT “had been using botnets and porn traffic to transmit viruses, plant bugs, steal data and conduct ‘altering operations’ against the Democratic Party leadership” in 2016.

Although Ben Smith has boldly defended BuzzFeed’s move to publish the fake document, it was quick to put out a statement on Friday.

According to, BuzzFeed apologized over Gubarev’s inclusion. “We have redacted Mr. Gubarev’s name from the published dossier, and apologize for including it,” spokesman Matt Mittenthal said.

The lawsuit, which is filed in London and Fort Lauderdale, Fla., seeks unspecified damages. But it does list one number. It says BuzzFeed’s story has been viewed nearly 6 millions times.

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