The dynamic Greek-born powerhouse, Arianna Huffington, spearheaded the Pulitzer prize-winning Huffington Post.

The website started in 2005. It is famous for its politically liberal stance.

AOL (America Online) bought Huffington Post in 2011 for $315 million.

Co-founder Arianna Huffington, who made at least $21 million out of the deal, became editor-in-chief.

Huffington Post Founder

Arianna Huffington, author of 15 books, radio host, and an American nationally syndicated columnist.

She relinquished her position at the end of 2016 to Lydia Polgreen, former editorial director of the New York Time’s NYT Global.

Lydia Polgreen has introduced sweeping changes to the company.

Lydia Polgreen has “rebranded” the Huffington Post by changing its web design and logo.

She also changed the company name to Huffington Post and has announced changes to the content and reporting on the Huffington Post site.

How to sign into Huffington Post

  • While registration is optional, you will need to create an account if you would like to make any comments on the site.
    Copy and paste the following link into your browser.
  • The homepage will now appear on your screen.
  • Tap on one of the icons at the top right-hand side of the page. In this example, we have used Instagram.
  • Now tap the login button.

Enter your username.
Enter your password.
Tap the Log in button.
Remember it is critically important to keep your username safe.

HuffPost cannot change your username once you have registered on the site as it is associated with your email address.

How to retrieve your login details

  • Now fill in your username or password.
  • Tap the Send

How to sign up for a HuffPost account

Copy and paste the following link into your browser.
The homepage will now appear on your screen.
Tap the icon on the top right-hand side of the page.
Tap the Sign up button.
Follow the simple instructions.

Why you have to sign up to HuffPost

David Wood, the senior military correspondent for HuffPost, won the 2012 Pulitzer Prize for Beyond the Battlefield, his 10-part series on American soldiers severely wounded in Afghanistan and Iraq.

David Wood has had more than 35 years experience as a war correspondent.

HuffPost has many bloggers who contribute to its platform.

These include politicians and celebrities, as well as policy experts and academics, whose contributions cover a wide range of topics.


The HuffPost site contains links to other websites. When you click on one of those links, its Privacy Policy terms and conditions become null and void.
HuffPost collects information you provide and can access personal information, such as when you interact on social networking sites.

What you get from HuffPost

You can access HuffPost on social media platforms such as Instagram, Facebook and Twitter.


HuffPost is available globally to anyone with an internet connection and is printed in Arabic, English, French, German, Greek, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese and Spanish.

Mobile, Android, iPhone and smartphone

  • Open your HuffPost homepage and login with the social media button of your choice.
    You will be taken to the following page.

For this exercise, we have selected Google Play.
Now tap the Install button and follow the simple instructions to download the app.
HuffPost can be accessed with Android, iPhones, tablets and smartphones.
Visit either the iTune Store or Google Play to download the app.

Security and privacy issues

HuffPost safeguards personal information with security and privacy practices.

If you are unhappy with HuffPost’s Privacy Policy, you can deactivate your account.


Should you elect to deactivate your account, your user profile will be disabled, but any your public comments will remain active on the site.

How does HuffPost make money?

The HuffPost makes money from the sale of advertisements and corporate investments.
Also, in 2011, it received a $315 million cash injection when bought out by AOL.

Takeaways about HuffPost

HuffPost created a stir during the last American presidential election in 2016 with its Editor’s Note attached at the end of news stories regarding Donald Trump.

In the note the Editor stated that Donald Trump was a xenophobe, misogynist, liar, racist and incited political violence.

HuffPost stopped this practice after Trump’s election as president of the USA.

In 2003, co-founder of HuffPost, Arianna Huffington, opposed Arnold Schwarzenegger as an independent candidate for the position of governor of California. She withdrew before the election.

Keep your login details safe

  • To enable users to express themselves in a responsible and civil manner, HuffPost requires members to link to a Facebook account to verify their identities.
  • When signing up, you will be asked to create a unique username that will be used to accompany any comments you make on the HuffPost site.
  • Remember, that once you have selected a username and created an account, willwill NOT be able to change it.
  • So select your username carefully, and keep your login details safe.