<center>https://s31.postimg.org/pyz3wduyj/shoutout.png by @cryptoctopus</center> # Hello Everyone! I believe I am not the only in this situation. I have acquired quite a bit of STEEMPOWER through the author's reward and I am now doing my best as a content curator. **But I am getting slowly into despair.** People who are looking to do a quick buck and don't want to put any efforts creating actual unique and creative content simply copy/paste articles from **other authors** either from within steemit or outside on 3rd party websites and post here. Most people don't bother to check by copy/pasting in google to see if it's an original piece of content. The sheer volume of new article is overwhelming and there are not enough of dolphins and whale to police it all. # This is a big problem The value of the platform depends largely on Google giving us rankings for articles. When people do that, it hurts all of us...especially people like me who have a bigger stake in the platform. # Solution - Automation **I am putting a bounty up of all the SBD this article will earn** for anyone who has the technical know-how **to create a bot** that searches new articles, check if its been copied elsewhere on the internet(or steemit), flag the article if it is the case, add a comment to put everyone on notice with a link to the original article. This overtime should get the message across that **this isn't the right thing to do**. # Claiming your bounty Demonstrate it's capability and then contact me directly via the slack channel. Also, I will be happy to upvote the comment from this bot anytime I see it since it is a major help to keep this platform clean from copy/pasted content. # EDITS **EDIT IMPORTANT**: The solution must be scale-able...I am not convinced yet that mechanical turks are the way to go for automation and scaleability. **Edit :** The article shouldn't be penalized from duplicate content if they use the quoting function > like this **EDIT **: The bot shouldn't flag links and pictures **EDIT **: Should flag the post after a certain threshold of plagiarizing to not flag anyone who just happened to write a sentence that is the same as somewhere else on the net.