On Wednesday night, Scroll.in had reproduced a story headlined "To decolonise maths, we must stand up to its false history and bad philosophy" from The Conversation, a media outlet that uses content sourced from the academic and research community. The Conversation has since retracted the story.

Here is their explanation:

We have removed an article about the history of maths from The Conversation site. The reason for this is that the editing procedures we normally follow were not adhered to in this instance.

The Conversation takes seriously its mission to publish content that is trustworthy and of the highest quality. We apologise to the author and to our readers for our failure to do so in this instance.