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- Newsweek’s New York offices were raided by the Manhattan district attorney on Thursday.
- It’s unclear what the raid was about, though Newsweek is expected to release information about it at some point later on Thursday.
Newsweek’s offices were raided on Thursday by the office of the Manhattan district attorney.
The Outline first reported that a dozen agents raided the Financial District offices of Newsweek and its sister company International Business Times. Though it remained unclear why agents came to the office – and multiple reporters who were not in the company’s New York offices told Business Insider they were kept in the dark – a source familiar with the situation confirmed that some staff were told that law enforcement were taking pictures of the company’s servers.
Though a Newsweek representative did not respond to Business Insider’s request for comment, multiple staffers said a Newsweek reporter was working on a story in lieu of a statement.
Over the past decade, the iconic legacy brand has struggled to retain its identity throughout a series of mergers and acquisitions that some critics and even staff say have watered down the quality of the brand.
Many Newsweek writers are expected to meet high traffic goals, and the site often posts content that observers deride as dishonest and misleading.