Plattribution [pla-truh-byoo-shuhn] –noun
– The polar opposite of plagiarism; rather than taking credit for someone else’s content, it is the act of attributing original content to someone who did not create it.
– Also, riding on another’s fame to publish content under that person’s name.
– see plattributious, plattributed, platribution
Examples of Use:
Martin Luther King Jr never commented on the loss of thousands in contrast to the death of one. It is a plattributious quote by some internet user.
The plattribution of twitter content to historical characters has become a plague in recent years as the youth have become increasingly disconnected with historical fact.
“I mourn the loss of thousands of precious lives, but I will not rejoice in the death of one, not even an enemy.” – Martin Luther King, Jr
“People believe anything they read on the internet if it fits their preconceived notions.” -Thomas Jefferson.