Professor Watchlist website elicits both fear and ridicule in US universities - 2016-12-02

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F345.png Professor Watchlist website elicits both fear and ridicule in US universities December 2, 2016, Mazin Sidahmed, The Guardian

A website targeting university professors for spreading "leftwing propaganda" is raising fears of McCarthy-era tactics while also drawing ridicule.

The Professor Watchlist was established by Turning Point USA, a conservative nonprofit whose stated goal is to "promote the principles of fiscal responsibility, free markets and limited government".

The website first appeared on 21 November and includes 200 professors from across American universities. Professors are added to the list for a range of perceived offenses, that are sourced from media articles. The site also accepts tips from the public. Professor profiles include a picture of each academic and a description of why they have been added.

Wikipedia cite:
{{cite news | author = Mazin Sidahmed | title = Professor Watchlist website elicits both fear and ridicule in US universities | url = https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2016/dec/02/professor-watchlist-website-academic | work = The Guardian | date = December 2, 2016 | accessdate = January 8, 2018 }}