Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia, is one of the first sources Google provides for many different searches. From notable figures to new technology, historical events to horror films, Wikipedia is the initial place countless people look to get quick information. Despite the extensive numbers of articles Wikipedia provides, there is a large gap in gender when it comes to notable figures. Articles about notable women are far more likely to be flagged for deletion regardless of accomplishment, despite many editors’ best efforts.
Dr. Francesca Tripodi is a senior researcher at the Center for Information Technology and Public Life at UNC-Chapel Hill. Her research focuses on social media, political partisanship, and democratic participation, and how Google and Wikipedia are manipulated for political gains.