Business Insider investigating plagiarism report on Bill Ackman’s wife

Axel Springer, the company that owns Business Insider, is launching an investigation into the outlet’s reports on plagiarism allegations involving the wife of a prominent critic of Harvard University, hedge fund manager Bill Ackman.

Ackman led the charge to oust former Harvard President Claudine Gay over plagiarism allegations amid controversy over Gay’s response to pro-Hamas protests on her school’s campus.

According to a report by Semafor, leaders of Axel Springer, the German parent company of Business Insider, are at odds about two news stories from the outlet alleging Neri Oxman, Ackman’s wife and a former professor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, had plagiarized portions of her dissertation.

Some at the German company are concerned about whether the Oxman stories were fair and if they might have been motivated by antisemitism, given that Oxman was born and raised in Israel.

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