IGN Removes Fired Writer's Work

A tweet from Justin Davis has follow-up from IGN's Editorial Manager to the plagiarism charge that resulted in the firing of editor Filip Miucin (thanks USgamer). Saying "it's looking more and more likely that we unwittingly hosted work that was directly lifted from or at best heavily derived from others," he explained they were in the process of removing all his bylined content. He says some of this may be reposted, while some of it may be replaced with content from other editors. Dan Stapleton also tweets about the situation, as IGN's Executive Editor of Reviews also mentions more pieces from Miucin being removed. This is noted on Kotaku, where they have an outline of other content that was identified in response to Miucin's challenge to find additional examples of his alleged plagiarism:
The lengthy list of allegations against Miucin now includes a Bayonetta 2 review that drew from Polygon, a video that took word-for-word from a NeoGAF post, and a number of videos in which Miucin read excerpts from Wikipedia about topics like Super Mario Odyssey and Shantae: Half-Genie Hero as if he had written them. The list even includes an Octopath Traveler article that copied from one of his own IGN colleague’s reviews, much to that writer’s dismay. Tipsters have pointed me to dozens of instances in which Miucin took directly from other sources, some of which are rounded up here.

Even his Linkedin resume is copied from a job template website.
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Kxmode wrote on Aug 16, 2018, 03:01:
NKD wrote on Aug 16, 2018, 02:12:
The problem is that in many cases they plagiarize a Youtuber's words and put them in a text review. There's not a way IGN can vet this on their end because obviously they don't have a transcript of every gaming Youtube video ever created. Similarly, a plagiarism search engine isn't going to find it either.

You're right, but that's why hiring more vetters combined with more powerful plagiarism search engines that search not only the text-based content but also the media-based content would be a lot of due diligence. My understanding is some index the auto-transcription feature Google has added to virtually all videos. It's accessible by clicking on the "three vertical dots" above the Subscribe button, and selecting "Open transcript." The accuracy of the transcript is impressive.

I have some knowledge on this. Yes, Google does have auto-transcription enabled on almost all videos. But it does not get indexed. Ever. Even if you copy it all down, and upload it directly as human transcribed content into the subtitle creation tool, it still won't get indexed. Because obviously it's the exact same as the auto transcribed content, and Google can see this.

But if you actually do perform a human transcription of a video into the captions portion of a YouTube video, they do get indexed. This is actually a fantastic source of unique content that many (nearly all) YouTubers are missing out on: Just hire a transcriber to turn your videos into a blog post, or even just transcribe directly into the captions and give Google more indexed content they can scrape for relevant keywords: More likely that your video will get shown as a result.
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