Category Archives: Truth and Accuracy

Cheating Online: Out of Sight, Out of Mind

For all the wonderful connections distance learning brings, online courses also create disconnects that make cheating painfully easy. Don’t get me wrong: I like online teaching and the voice it gives students who might not otherwise speak out. But students … Continue reading

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Damming the Wikileak

Rallies are planned for 6 p.m. today local time in Spain, Peru, Mexico, Argentina, Brazil, the Netherlands, and Columbia and promoted the Spanish web Free Wikileaks that says it seeks “the liberation of Julian Assange in United Kingdom territory.” At least 1,200 showed up for … Continue reading

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Confessions of the Professional Cheat

Ed Dante came out of the computer closet … well, sort of. Using a clever pseudonym, a research paper mill writer exposed the tricks of his trade in a Chronicle of Higher Education article mixing a lambast of modern American education, snipets of client email/text messages, … Continue reading

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The meanness strategy

Vitaly Borker came up with a rather diabolical business plan: treat customers at DecorMyEyes really, really badly … so badly that they write really bad online reviews. Those online reviews, and all the subsequent viewing of them, boost rankings in … Continue reading

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