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Wow, so today I have had a tough time on the platform as I took some time out to glance through a lot of profiles. A lot of amazing ones and some that really brought my level of anxiety to a new height. We have a huge problem on here with fake accounts and plagiarism folks. I am witnessing people with fake accounts that have stolen pictures from instacelebrities (instagram famous) accounts and just pasted them and are getting upvoted to high heaven cashing out with part of the pool that other wise would go to us, the content creators that are killing ourselves working to create great content and only receive pennies because the upvote power of the pool is so low.
Guys, this is eroding away the foundation of our platform. This is what you can do in 2 seconds to correct this issue while we get some kind of safeguard done by the developers against it. I am pretty computer illiterate and I was able to do this, so every one of you can do it in seconds. When you see an image that is questionable to you as not belonging to that person, you simply go here https://images.google.com/?gws_rd=ssl or if you lose the link just type in google images reverse. You drag and drop the image in question into their search bar area in the center of the screen and it will find the image source and you can see if it was plagiarized. We must police our own ranks of this parasitic situation that is drying out our voting pool. I have my own cash invested here and it is not pocket change for me, it is over 3k that I put as faith on this platform. I will be damned if I let a bunch of freeloaders take my hard earned money. You should all feel the same.
This is something that happened to me today. I saw a plagiarist page. I tagged steemcleaners. As soon as I tagged them they took the images down and put up new images and sited the site where it came from. Is there a better way of reporting these pages? Lets start a thread here on how we can cut down this threat before it becomes a bigger issue. We cant let these people continue take money out of the platform by stealing other peoples hard work.
Please Resteem this post and give us what ever ideas you have down bellow so we can attack this problem and solve it.