Does Turnitin contribute to a hostile environment? [...]

Writing teachers expressed concern about Turnitin; they fear it may help create a hostile learning environment. At the Conference on College Communication and Communication they passed the following resolution:

plagiarism detection services can compromise academic integrity by potentially undermining students' agency as writers, treating all students as always already plagiarists, creating a hostile learning environment, shifting the responsibility of identifying and interpreting source misuse from teachers to technology, and compelling students to agree to licensing agreements that threaten their privacy and rights to their own intellectual property.> [Source]

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