An online platform dedicated to uncovering plagiarism has accused German Family Affairs Minister Franziska Giffey of appropriating other people’s work in her doctoral dissertation, Der Spiegelmagazine reported Friday.
More than a third of the 205-page thesis included plagiarized material, according to the VroniPlag blog. Problems included “careless” referencing and misquoting, said VroniPlag activist Gerhard Dannemann, who is also a professor at the Humboldt University of Berlin.
“This type of misquoting is particularly dangerous because errors perpetuate themselves in this way,” he said.
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