12 Year-Old's Anti-Plagiarism Tool Catches Its Own Creator In The Act

from the whoops dept

A twelve-year-old kid, looking to make sure he’s one of the least-well-liked kids in his classroom among the cheaters, has written up a hack that would let teachers run student papers against a Google check to catch plagiarism. Of course, in testing out the program, his teacher discovered that the program caught the very same 12-year-old who wrote the program in a bit of internet plagiarism himself. Guess he should have tested the program at home first on his own work.

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