Facebook recently released a content report pointing out all of the major changes made, as well as some of the notable features the platform currently has like the steps against misinformation about Covid19, but TheVerge has discovered what most people lack.
We know it’s not a piece of cake to create original content every day, however, We cannot approve copying other’s work for likes. Amongst the 20 most viewed posts on Facebook, 15 were stolen from other sources, these posts do not appear on Facebook, although, surprisingly, some of them do not even try to hide plagiarism. We have to applaud those who made small changes to hide the fact that their content doesn’t really belong to them.
For example, the second most popular post belongs to the musician Ace Gutta, who, on his Twitter account, invited people to take part in the “I’m old, but I look young” contest, where the user must leave a photo of their younger self. Although the post received a fair response on Twitter, it was also widely shared on Facebook, but other users posted it without attribution to the creator.
Another post is Christina Watt’s argument about sugar and spaghetti. It received a positive response with over 58.6 views, but few people knew that the pun originally belonged to comedian Steve Harley who posted it on Twitter just a week before. This may be completely random, but given the span of time, the likelihood of this happening is very high. During the research, investigators eventually stumbled upon an article originally written by President Biden. He posted a tweet from his Facebook account.
Twitter is not the only platform where these posts were copied, they were stolen from all types of platforms including Reddit, Quora, etc.
TheVerge researcher Casey Newton also found a new tactic used by a group: the group allegedly hired crooks to create pages without a specific identity; When these sites are well established, they use them to spread political memes, and they remove pages where their identity is at risk.
This leads to the highlight of Facebook’s policy of insulting audiences. While this tactic is not authentic, it is definitely a smart one.
Content plagiarism doesn’t have a strict policy towards it, but we do not believe in stealing other people’s content for inauthentic advertising of your own self.
TheVerge has discovered what most people lack. For example, the second most popular post belongs to the musician Ace Gutta. Although the post received a fair response on Twitter, it was also widely shared on Facebook, but other users posted it without attribution to the creator. Most of the famous posts on Facebook are actually not original but copied.