With the rise of ChatGPT and other AI applications, it's no surprise that teachers/professors are on high alert for plagiarism.
The problem is that AI-cheating detectors aren't totally reliable, and in result, a ton of false positives come up. This has led to many students being falsely accused of cheating on essays and exams. Here are 12 students who had either this exact issue, or something really similar happen to them:
1."My professor falsely accused me of using ChatGPT to write my essay."
3."Issue with Canvas audit log? I stayed on the exam page the entire time I was taking the exam, and yet, I lost 20 points. I have no idea what to do. I don't think my professor would believe me if I tried to tell her I hadn't left the exam window. Has anyone else had an issue like this?"
4."My teacher literally nuked everyone's grade in the class. My teacher, as you can see by the picture, thinks people in the class cheated, so he reverse curved our grades, and so many of us lost huge portions of our grades. Since he curved our overall grade as opposed to the final, I lost 9.5% off my grade, and one girl in my class lost 13% (going from an A- to a C+). It honestly sucks he took out his anger upon the whole class, without any proof of actually cheating."
5."A professor at my school is dropping everyone’s best test grade in light of cheating allegations in other classes."
6."I had my first anatomy exam since classes moved online yesterday, and on a couple of the questions, I guessed by using logic — as per usual. On one question, I didn't know the term, but I knew that it was the tracheal cartilage and that a commonly used term for indents in anatomy is notch. It sounded right, so that's what I guessed. Apparently, many people had this answer, but it wasn't in our lab book. So, my professor thinks we cheated and sent the following email to the whole class. I'm torn because I don't want her to think I cheated, but also, I don't want to make her more upset or suspicious if I email her to explain how I got that answer without cheating."
Here are some people on X's stories, too:
7. This false accusation:
Good morning. My instructor accused me of plagiarism, so I sent her this. Yes, I am THAT petty. pic.twitter.com/fBIpgBZgvY
— 🥂 (@amxrtf) November 3, 2019
8. This assignment:
My dank ass professor thinks I plagiarized and that I didn't read a whole 8 ass chapters FUCK THIS I AM NOT REDOING THIS ASSIGNMENT pic.twitter.com/CcNE3yy9mF
— ₊‧°𐐪♡𐑂°‧₊ (@stargirlvibes) March 19, 2020
9. This studydaddy:
So my professor accused me of plagiarism and that I copied my answer from a website called studydaddy.... pic.twitter.com/eEk3PV59FR
— asmsm (@aassmmsmm) April 21, 2021
10. This mock ad campaign:
raised concern without directly saying she thinks I plagiarized 😐 I email her for clarification that I indeed didn’t and if it impacted my overall score to possibly re-consider the score she gave me… pic.twitter.com/3cjAjaNUax
— bri bri. 🤙🏾 (@ohhitsBriiii_) May 24, 2022
11. This poem:
ok uhm does this look plagiarized bc my teacher thinks i plagiarized and im screaming pic.twitter.com/qCuyGDomAW
— skooler ☆ c0mms open !!! (@skoolershearts) October 21, 2022
12. And finally, this email exchange:
This is not an email I ever expected to receive or send. pic.twitter.com/5IBBhlvKcQ
— Rua M. Williams (@FractalEcho) July 19, 2023