What Wikipedia Deletes, and Why discusses research done by a University of Pennsylvania research team onthe reasons Wikipedia deletes material. The research team “wondered what content on theenormously popular Web site could be so troubling that Wikipedia administrators would decide to remove it forever.” As Insup Lee, one of the researchers, notes “Wikipedia is at that paramount example of open-source transparency… so when you see them behaving in a nontransparent manner, you want to see what motivates them to do this.” The article goes on to mention causes ranging from copyright and plagiarism to libel and/or invasions of privacy. According to the article, the research team’s full paper is available at “What Wikipedia Deletes: Characterizing Dangerous Collaborative Content.”
Leah was appointed Executive Director of the Charleston Conference in 2017, and has served in various roles with the Charleston Information Group, LLC, since 2004. Prior to working for the conference, she was Assistant Director of Graduate Admissions for the College of Charleston for four years. She lives in a small town near Columbia, SC, with her husband and two kids where they raise a menagerie of farm animals.