Link: Stressful libel case leads to British writer abandoning his column | Science | guardian.co.uk

Simon Singh: This is goodbye | Science | guardian.co.uk

“The crippling and prohibitive financial cost of defending a libel case is often highlighted, but the equally terrible cost in terms of time and stress is rarely mentioned.”

Just dealing with a case or the threat of one, nevermind the outcome of it, is a powerful suppressant of free speech.

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