Sunday, August 04, 2019

Journalist exposes a small "entrepreneur" whose business model is plagiarizing academic papers

The journalist Bostwiki tells a story about the values of journalists. “F***ing Over People: The Truth About Journalism”.

The writer, who is quite handsome, slender and probably late 20s, talks (as he walks around Greenville SC) about an incident where he convinced someone who wrote fake academic papers for a living (called a "paper mill").  His story on Yahoo is here 

In the early days of my own websites, I learned of three or four instances where people (or teachers) claimed my online essays (in those days on flat sites) had been plagiarized.  These might have been found by Turnitin.
Imagine the consequences had this happened when I worked as a substitute teacher 2004-2007.

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