McCarthyism

McCarthyism
/məˈkɑːθɪɪz(ə)m/
noun

  1. the practice of making accusations of disloyalty, especially of pro-Communist activity, in many instances unsupported by proof or based on slight, doubtful, or irrelevant evidence.
  2. the practice of making unfair allegations or using unfair investigative techniques, especially in order to restrict dissent or political criticism.
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