HuffPost Brasil, HuffPost India Shut Down Amid BuzzFeed Deal
Two of HuffPost’s international editions ― HuffPost Brasil and HuffPost India ― have been shuttered, the websites announced Tuesday.
The closures came days after BuzzFeed said it was acquiring HuffPost from Verizon Media. HuffPost Brasil and HuffPost India have a combined staff of about 20 people.
Verizon Media did not immediately respond to HuffPost’s request for comment.
“Our team has been completely dedicated to serving what matters to you. Here, people always came first!” HuffPost Brasil Editor-in-Chief Diego Iraheta said in an article announcing the closure.
“After almost 7 years of being online, I would like to say goodbye to the readers and readers who accompanied us here,” Iraheta added. “On behalf of my team, I appreciate every click, share, comment or criticism of our content.”
HuffPost India Editor-in-Chief Aman Sethi announced the news on Twitter.
“Pound for pound, story for story, reporter for reporter, this is the greatest newsroom I have worked for,” Sethi wrote.
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