Social media sites are sources of plagiarism in student work
Social-networking and homework-help sites are becoming increasingly popular sources of plagiarism in student papers, according to a new analysis by Turnitin.com, a website that checks a database and the Internet for prior published work. The findings reflect the rising use of online sources by students, as well as highlight a need for students to develop better research skills and learn how to determine which sites are legitimate and how to source them.
Turnitin. (2011). Plagiarism and the web. Oakland, CA: Turnitin.