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Wall Street Journal Plagiarism: Article With Quotes By Fake People Removed From Website

The Wall Street Journal has scrubbed an article from its website after learning that it was plagiarized from several sources.

"A Nov. 10 "New Global Indian" online column by New York City freelance writer Mona Sarika has been found to contain information that was plagiarized from several publications, including the Washington Post, Little India, India Today and San Francisco magazine," a notice to readers now reads where the column once lived.

"In the column, 'Homeward Bound,' about H-1B visa holders returning to India, Ms. Sarika also re-used direct quotes from other publications, without attribution, and changed the original speakers' names to individuals who appear to be fabricated," the notice continued. "The column is the only work by Ms. Sarika to be published by the Journal, and it has been removed from the Journal's Web sites."

The original article — near 1,200 words — described Sarika as "a graduate student and freelance writer who hails from India and currently lives in New York City."

See the article, via Google's cached version:

Editors' Note: Mona Sarika has also written for the Huffington Post. Upon reviewing her work for this site, we have found similar instances of plagiarism and misattribution. Her work will no longer be featured on the Huffington Post.

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