Tag Archive for libel

A paper linking conspiracy ideas to climate change denialism has been retracted

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We’ve posted several stories on the work of S. Lewandowsky. He makes climate change deniers and conspiracy theorists rather angry; angry enough to call him names and file complaints about the papers. A rundown of the rather complicated history of his disputed papers about climate change deniers can be found here. Journal pulls paper due…

Kent Hovind files complaint against RationalWiki for libel, from jail

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Kent Hovind, a young-earth Creationist evangelist, known as Dr. Dino (doctorate is in Christian Education through correspondence from non-accredited Patriot University in Colorado Springs, Colorado), currently incarcerated for tax-related crimes, has a beef with what was posted about him on the website RationalWiki. He has filed a complaint with the state of Florida. Rational Wiki is a site specializing…

Writer threatened over news of retractions

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This is strange. Why do people go after Ivan’s Retraction Watch? It’s not like they are retracting the papers, just reporting that the papers were retracted. Streisand Effect engaged. Doctor Goes After Retraction Watch, Unleashes Streisand Effect | Reporting on Health. Ivan Oransky and Adam Marcus wrote about [Dr. Bharat] Aggarwal for Retraction Watch. Aggarwal threatened to…

‘What Doctors Don’t Tell You’ mag threatens legal action against Simon Singh (UPDATE: libel backtracking)

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Simon Singh threatened with legal action for criticising health magazine The science writer and libel reform campaigner Simon Singh has been threatened with legal action after criticising an alternative health magazine on Twitter. Earlier this week, Singh took to the social media network to denounce a magazine called What Doctors Don’t Tell You (WDDTY). Described…

Spiritual charity head sues bloggers over fraud claim

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Charity chief sues blog | Ottawa Sun. A public servant founded a questionable spiritual charity after devotees claimed he appeared in their dreams. Ram Singh launched the Sai Nilayam Spiritual Organization in 2000; it became a registered charity in 2004. Singh is also a Treasury Board employee who is testifying in a $62-million bid-rigging lawsuit…

Burzynski Clinic Bullies Bloggers with Legal Threats (Major update)

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Here is a sequel to the story we brought you earlier this week regarding the Bainbridge Cancer Charity… The 21st Floor » Blog Archive » Burzynski Clinic Issues Legal Threats Against Bloggers. It is very telling when the response to criticism of a scientific claim is not counterargument, but a legal threat. It’s therefore extremely discouraging…