Censorship in science is driven by scientists: Study 

Opinion Study

While many believe that censorship in science “is mostly driven by right-wing agitators […] or by lefty ‘kids these days,'” Musa al-Gharbi (Stony Brook University) and Cory Clark (University of Pennsylvania) assert that “censorship is more typically driven by scientists themselves.” Al-Gharbi and Clark argue that scientists typically censor one another for seemingly benign reasons: Out of a desire to be liked by others in their department, to avoid creating problems for their advisees, or out of concern that a finding is potentially misleading or dangerous. However, the authors explain that this can have “insidious” consequences: Misinformation cascades, wasted resources, and undermined public trust in science. To address this, they encourage empirically and openly measuring any purported harm that could come from a study, improving accountability in peer review procedures, and assessing the procedural fairness of journals.  

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