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September 09, 2018, 09:09:29 PM
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Getting reliable news about cryptocurrencies is not easy. In order to create traffic (which generates revenue via advertisement such as Google AdSense), many websites "steal" articles from reputable sources via their RSS feed and just rewrite them with other words (paraphrasing). With powerful API's such as https://spinbot.com/ the paraphrasing can even be done by a computer...

I always had that feeling but I could never prove it until I answered this topic in the Spanish board. Basically, it talks about this article which explains that Mastercard filed a patent to store both fiat money and cryptocurrencies on a same credit card. The patent linked in the article did not correspond so I realized the author did not even bother reading the patent before translating/paraphrasing an article he found somewhere else (otherwise he/she would have realized the error). I dug a little more by googleing "Mastercard Patent" with the timeframe Jul 14, 2018 - Jul 20, 2018 and had a little script find other articles with the same error to detect the websites who are obviously paraphrasing others.

Based on the "published_time" meta tag, https://www.coindesk.com/mastercard-wins-patent-for-speeding-up-crypto-payments/ is the original. And here is the list of all the paraphrasing articles published afterwards (sorted by position in search results ascending):



Any idea and / or proofs of other paraphrasing / plagiarism are welcomed so we can merge together a blacklist of all the paraphrasers / plagiarists websites.

I believe such a list is useful because these kinds of websites are more prone to spread fake news as they don't perform due diligence before publishing.

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September 09, 2018, 09:10:29 PM
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September 16, 2018, 11:19:27 AM
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Fantastic work, OP! There are some big names in your list of text-spinning plagiarizers, too: in particular, CNBC and ZDnet (oh, how the mighty have fallen).

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September 21, 2018, 07:17:57 AM
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Good job, buddy,

This listing is pretty scary.
 
In fact, with "fake news", it is an illustration of the level of saturation by information of poor/plagiarized quality.

I think it is important for everyone (according to their own criteria) to establish a reliable media listing and never to go through Google
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October 21, 2018, 04:46:08 PM
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The whole news system is a scam. What do you expect when all news channels are reporting on the same issue. The internet has made it so easy one don't require any qualification to run a news platform, you can do that even from the comfort of your bed. All you need is domain name and time for plagiarizing other article. Even the big players does it. Nice job bursting them the question now is what's next? Because I believe this isn't stopping anytime soon
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October 21, 2018, 06:06:32 PM
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ITT: Idiots being retarded.

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Yall know it's possible that all these sites went to the original source rather than copying from an unknown random cryptoblog site?

Literally all the sites are 'plagiarizing' from the orignal source; http://patft.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-Parser?Sect1=PTO2&Sect2=HITOFF&p=1&u=%2Fnetahtml%2FPTO%2Fsearch-bool.html&r=2&f=G&l=50&co1=OR&d=PTXT&s1=cryptocurrency&s2=blockchain&OS=cryptocurrency+OR+blockchain&RS=cryptocurrency+OR+blockchain

"But but but first to publish = their news story!!!"

What a load of bullshit, you can't own someone else's work just because you published news about it first.
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