Sections

Weather Forecast

Close
Advertisement

Faces & Names: Kutcher website accused of plagiarism

Email Sign up for Breaking News Alerts
a&e Duluth,Minnesota 55802 http://www.duluthnewstribune.com/sites/all/themes/duluthnewstribune_theme/images/social_default_image.png
Duluth News Tribune
(218) 723-5295 customer support
Faces & Names: Kutcher website accused of plagiarism
Duluth Minnesota 424 W. First St. 55802

Ashton Kutcher’s website, A+ (aplus.com), has been accused of plagiarizing entire pieces of content from other websites, including BuzzFeed and the Huffington Post.

Advertisement
Advertisement

Internet news site the Daily Dot has been investigating A+ and found that it has lifted entire stories and videos with very minor changes in the content and without properly crediting the source. It has recorded and screen-grabbed a large amount of content from the site.

A+ has since removed the questionable content after the Daily Dot asked for comment, according to The Guardian. It also reported that A+ has removed all content posted before July from the site, all tweets before Aug. 6 and all Facebook posts before Aug. 8.

Through his venture fund, A-Grade Investments, Kutcher has invested in multiple tech companies including Spotify, Airbnb, Foursquare, Fab, Uber, Dwolla and Path. Kutcher is instrumental in getting the word out on the companies he invests in. He regularly points to them on social media. He has 16.3 million followers on Twitter alone.

Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement