Amateur Investigators Take Down Local Politicians — By Hitting Library…

Listen to article(1 minute)TAIPEI––Taiwan is perched on one of the world’s most volatile geopolitical fault lines. Yet as a closely watched election approaches on Saturday, some candidates’ thorniest obstacles are coming not from their stances on China but from the library stacks.Amateur sleuths have been slinging campaigns into turmoil by digging up evidence that candidates long ago cribbed bits of their university dissertations or engaged in improper footnoting.

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