Ben Smith

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Editor-in-chief of Buzzfeed.

Ben Smith on KCRW

Politicians from all sides are looking a lot more critically at Silicon Valley. Companies like Facebook, Google and Amazon are now thought of as too big and getting away with too much.

Washington v. Silicon Valley: Have tech companies gotten too big?

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Barack Obama's birth certificate says he was born in Hawaii on August 4, 1961. Local newspapers carried announcements at the time.

Obama, the 'Birthers' and the Anatomy of a False Accusation

Barack Obama's birth certificate says he was born in Hawaii on August 4, 1961. Local newspapers carried announcements at the time.

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Donald Trump is among those currently making the claim that  Barack Obama  is not a "natural born citizen," as the Constitution requires a President to be.

The Birthers and the Anatomy of a False Accusation

Donald Trump is among those currently making the claim that Barack Obama is not a "natural born citizen," as the Constitution requires a President to be.

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