Plagiarism is a bad thing and it can now destroy your social media following and reputation as well. After numerous complaints about users stealing content from other users, Twitter has decided to take action against those incident of content infringement.
As Engadget reports, there has been a significant number of reports coming from professional copywriters that rely on Twitter to make a living. The former saw their material being reproduced by other accounts, without credit and reported it to the social network.
After much deliberation, Twitter decided to start deleting those tweets and put a warning message in their place. However, questions have been raised regarding the background check Twitter is running to verify the eligibility of the reports, given that the social network is deleting abusive content instantly on a no-questions-asked basis.
BREAKING NEWS: Twitter is hiding tweets reported stolen. And it's referring to the author as a "copyright holder" pic.twitter.com/DkteWMZ7zg
— Plagiarism Is Bad (@PlagiarismBad) July 25, 2015
Let’s see if Twitter will set up an exclusive mechanism to verify dupes and report copyright infringement incidents.
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