It is not just legal theses that are victims of plagiarism. If you use Twitter, you have undoubtedly seen duplicate tweets posted by different accounts on your news feed. From the simple well-placed valve to the well-felt pun, everything is good to collect “retweets” and increase your popularity.
But in the face of the resurgence of the practice, Twitter has just announced that action will be taken.
We’ve seen an increase in ‘copypasta,’ an attempt by many accounts to copy, paste, and Tweet the same sentence.
When we see this behavior, we may limit the visibility of the Tweets. https://t.co/OCVudJPXPm
– Twitter Comms (@TwitterComms) August 27, 2020
Now, when the social network detects a message that has been copied and pasted without having been modified, it can limit its visibility. This new measure will hopefully stop the spread of misinformation or rumors.
On Twitter, the practice of massive copy and paste by fake accounts is particularly widespread in attempts to manipulate or influence political.