Tuesday, July 8, 2008

Google Bans Ads from Essay-Writing Services

Google said it would ban advertisements for essay-writing services in an effort to help cut down on campus plagiarism. As part of the ban, Google will not accept ads from companies that sell essays, theses, and dissertations.

In the announcement, Google said it would "disallow ad texts and sites that promote academic paper-writing services and the sale of pre-written essays, theses and dissertations." Google said that the ban would be applicable across the global Google network.

The ban follows criticism from the academic community that Google was encouraging students to engage in plagiarism.

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