This and similar stories get up voted in the firehose. Not by "SJWs" or whatever, by people who want to have an angry rant about it. The summary was obviously carefully crafted to avoid linking to the original press release.
There has been a definite effort to get more conservative leaning stories on Slashdot lately. Unfortunately they usually end up like this, untrue clickbait rage-inducing crap, designed simply to discredit and defame people they don't like.
Just look near the top of the page, some ACs and random users ranting on about SJWs and Hitler, all based on a lie. It's as if they were just waiting for the story to go live so they could flood the comments with shitposting. The ACs could all be one person, the same one that submitted the story, no doubt with a few sock puppet accounts to get a few +1 insightful mods.