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Homeopathy: Removing criticism increases the effect 
12th-Oct-2007 10:04 am
Those who forget history are doomed to repeat it. The history of lawyers' letters used to remove material from the internet never go in favour of the lawyers' clients. This is called the Streisand effect.

The Society of Homepaths are one group who have utterly failed to learn this lesson. David Colquhuon (himself no stranger to receiving legal letters) reports on the Society of Homeopaths attempt at bullying:
Many people now have written about the disgraceful and dangerous claims by homeopaths to be able to prevent and cure malaria. My contribution was “Homeopathic 'cures' for malaria: a wicked scam”

One of the best contributions was on the Quackometer blog, The Gentle Art of Homeopathic Killing.

But the post has vanished! Quackometer’s ISP has received threatening letters sent by lawyers on behalf of the Society of Homeopaths, who claim that the truth i.e. [sic] defamatory, while being unwilling to say which statements are wrong. These threats have forced the removal of the post (for the moment), though you can still read it from the Google cache. And a lot of other places too.
You can read the original article here: The Gentle Art of Homeopathic Killing.
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15th-Oct-2007 08:49 pm (UTC) - The Gentle Art of Homeopathic Killing
Anonymous Coward
Hey - I just put this up on my site as well - but I wish you'd read the the post just before it (http://themachoresponse.blogspot.com/2007/10/and-crazy-black-man-shall-lead-them.html) too:

I warned them.
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