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Contract cheating just made the New York Times

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Renata S Member Since: Jun 10, 2014
11 of 15

Preston H wrote:

re: "If it's so easy for us to recognize these frauds, why is it so difficult for UW?"

 

Don't underestimate the superiority of human intelligence relative to computers.

 


Yes, but we flag and ticket them for human consideration on UW and nothing happens.  You can see obvious instances of clients continually asking for projects where they've attached their assignment sheets.

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Nichola L Member Since: Mar 13, 2015
12 of 15

Renata S wrote:

Preston H wrote:

re: "If it's so easy for us to recognize these frauds, why is it so difficult for UW?"

 

Don't underestimate the superiority of human intelligence relative to computers.

 


Yes, but we flag and ticket them for human consideration on UW and nothing happens.  You can see obvious instances of clients continually asking for projects where they've attached their assignment sheets.

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It would seem that human consideration on Upwork condones academic fraud despite the lip service paid to fraud in the ToS which is ambiguous to say the least. It is possible to weed out the fraudsters,the farmers and the essay mills. Unfortunately many of these people are generating doubtful income for this company and so at the risk of rocking the corporate boat - nothing whatsoever is done to stop this. 

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Renata S Member Since: Jun 10, 2014
13 of 15

Nichola L wrote:

Renata S wrote:

Preston H wrote:

re: "If it's so easy for us to recognize these frauds, why is it so difficult for UW?"

 

Don't underestimate the superiority of human intelligence relative to computers.

 


Yes, but we flag and ticket them for human consideration on UW and nothing happens.  You can see obvious instances of clients continually asking for projects where they've attached their assignment sheets.

_____________________________________


It would seem that human consideration on Upwork condones academic fraud despite the lip service paid to fraud in the ToS which is ambiguous to say the least. It is possible to weed out the fraudsters,the farmers and the essay mills. Unfortunately many of these people are generating doubtful income for this company and so at the risk of rocking the corporate boat - nothing whatsoever is done to stop this. 


I will say that the posts sometimes get shut down, at least temporarily. This normally provies the clients with enough information about what not to say that they can successfully repost their requests moments later with less obvious wording. Clients aren't shut down for posting them and nothing happens to the FLs who take them. 

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Richard W Member Since: Jun 22, 2017
14 of 15

Preston H wrote:

re: "If it's so easy for us to recognize these frauds, why is it so difficult for UW?"

 

Don't underestimate the superiority of human intelligence relative to computers.

 

Ultimately, the only thing inside a computer is zeros and ones.

What you may think is easy can be quite difficult to do using only zeroes and ones.


Ultimately, the only thing inside a brain is protons, neutrons and electrons. What you may think is easy can be quite difficult to do using only protons, neutrons and electrons. It's a good thing that natural selection is smarter than Upwork.

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Sarah C Member Since: May 12, 2019
15 of 15

Especially when the job posting literally says "I need someone to write an academic paper" in the title................

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