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Study: Wikipedia Holds Pro-Women Gender Bias After Feminist Activist Campaigns

A study published Tuesday in the Journal of Management Information Systems examined the gender bias of Wikipedia articles. Comparing Wikipedia’s treatment of 50 female Fortune 1000 CEOs to similar groups of male CEOs, the study found the men were 22 percent less likely to have articles on the site than female executives, and the women had generally higher-quality articles as well. The researchers concluded this demonstrates activist editors overcorrecting for the site’s gender bias, leading to a bias towards women and suggested similar overcorrection could arise in other groups.

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Twitter Expands Hate Speech Rules

Twitter has once again expanded its hate speech policies to “prohibit language that dehumanizes people on the basis of race, ethnicity, or national origin.”

CANNES, FRANCE - JUNE 21: Co-chair / founder of Twitter Jack Dorsey attends the ' #SheInspiresMe: Twitter celebrates female voices & visionaries ' Event at Cannes Lions on June 21, 2017 in Cannes, France. (Photo by Francois Durand/Getty Images for Twitter)

Michigan State Says On-Campus Students Perform Better Than Off-Campus Peers

Michigan State University announced this week that students residing on campus are academically out-performing their off-campus peers. An analysis conducted by researchers at the university revealed that students living on campus graduate at a rate that is 2.5 percent higher than those that choose to live off-campus. As a result, Michigan State announced that incoming students will be required to live on campus for at least two years.

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