On the Suppression of Vaccination Dissent

  title={On the Suppression of Vaccination Dissent},
  author={Brian Martin},
  journal={Science and Engineering Ethics},
  • B. Martin
  • Published 1 February 2015
  • Psychology, Medicine, Computer Science
  • Science and Engineering Ethics
Dissenters from the dominant views about vaccination sometimes are subject to adverse actions, including abusive comment, threats, formal complaints, censorship, and deregistration, a phenomenon that can be called suppression of dissent. Three types of cases are examined: scientists and physicians; a high-profile researcher; and a citizen campaigner. Comparing the methods used in these different types of cases provides a preliminary framework for understanding the dynamics of suppression in… Expand
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