Social Media Plagiarism in Recovery
Plagiarizing (or the copying and taking the credit for) art, infographics, words, and so forth, on the internet is probably not surprising. The innocent and incorrect attribution of quotes, for example, is quite popular itself and is in the same category as false information going viral into the public domain so that the false information becomes such common knowledge we can’t easily find the true origin.
So it may not be surprising that it’s happening in the recovery communities on Facebook Pages and Websites. With social media and the possibility of something wonderful getting shared so much it goes viral, it seems some people are going so far as to take the creator’s or author’s credit either by not leaving attributions intact or by re-creating the medium either with false ownership or no ownership.
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