Stories about a disgraced researcher get pulled by WordPress.
A crazy story came to light after a DMCA takedown notice last week. The story involves falsified medical research, plagiarism, and legal threats. The site, Retraction Watch has followed the implosion of a Duke cancer researcher’s career (among the many other issues they follow), found a lot of its articles on the topic pulled by WordPress, its host. Why did this happen? It turns out that a small site in India copied all of the posts and claimed them as their own. They then filed a DMCA takedown notice to get the original posts pulled from their source. The original posts are still missing as their actual owners seek to have them restored.