CS wouldn't be able to figure that connection out on their own, especially if they don't understand the guidelines for the particular profession. You might have better luck if you spelled it out for them but you have to weigh the cost of the effort against the likelihood of success.
IMO Upwork should pull the job post. Since you began the thread, hopefully a Mod will come along to assist. As you know, oftentimes the Mods are of FAR greater assistance than many; not all, of the Customer Service Reps.
That was my original intent in posting.
Particularly, now that I see most of your responses have been in line with my reaction to this Job Post.
Thank you for providing additional information about this job post. I'll escalate your report to the correct team for further investigation and will take action as per our internal processes.
Joseph, if it isn't too much of a hassle, let us know what the final determination is. Whomever suggested getting a mod involved gets a TU from me. This is far beyond the scope of CS expected knowledge.
Did the job posting you say mention anything about creating false content?
There is a difference between ghost writing and false content.
Ron Goulart is the writer of the TekWar novels, published by Putnam. His name does not appear on these novels as the author. The "author" is William Shatner.
This is a common practice. The name sof well-known individuals are often used as authors of books and articles, even though they did not actually do the writing. This is NOT a violation of Upwork ToS.
Nor would it be a violation of Upwork ToS if we were talking about ghost-written news articles or informational articles.
Upwork's proscription against writing hoax news articles is not a prohibition of ghost-writing.
Preston, unless I'm mistaken what Joseph was asking was the legitimacy of allowing a writer's name to be attached to the articles. Please see my comment on page 1 for what I believe are very legit concerns. And why I'm not sure of the ToS status. I am very convinced of the lack of professional ethics and standards however.