iMediaEthics wrote earlier this month about computer software news site the Inquirer, which defended itself against accusations of plagiarism by site SemiAccurate. The Inquirer’s Madeline Bennett told iMediaEthics via e-mail that she hasn’t had any “further communication” with SemiAccurate since her post defending the site’s work.
Bennett included her e-mail response to SemiAccurate’s claims of plagiarism. In the e-mails provided, Bennett wrote that the Inquirer had done independent reporting on the story accused of plagiarism, including an e-mailed statement from chip company AMD to the Inquirer and the comment that AMD and the Inquirer’s reporter had a phone interview. She called for SemiAccurate to “remove the reference to the Inquirer plagiarising” from their website.
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iMediaEthics has written to AMD’s Jan Guetter to confirm Bennett’s statements. We will update with any response.