26 Feb '16, 7pm

Head of Wikimedia Resigns After Search Engine Plans Leak

The recent leak of documents which detail Wikimedia Foundation’s plans to build a search engine have led to the resignation its executive director, Lila Tretikov. Tretikov has announced her resignation in a letter to Wikimedia and its community of volunteers. Motherboard reports that relentless revolt following the leak of Wikimedia’s controversial search engine plans, and subsequent concerns about transparency, are what led to the executive director stepping down. Community members were up in arms over the fact that Wikimedia, a company which prides itself on transparency, withheld information about such a large project. In an effort to quell concerns, Wikimedia ended up making matters worse for itself when it published a blog post claiming its plans had changed from what was laid out in the leaked documents. Rather than building a search engine competitor to Google, plan...

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