UNC-Chapel Hill Gives In to 'Heckler's Veto,' Revokes Professor's Network Access
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (UNC) has succumbed to the "heckler's veto" by revoking Emeritus Professor Elliot Cramer's network access because of outside complaints about a website link to an organization that advocates for animal welfare. Despite telling the complainant that the dispute was "not a University matter" and that the university did not monitor website content, UNC nevertheless demanded that Cramer remove the link from his website and later canceled his network access. Cramer came to the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education (FIRE) for help.
Contact UNC-Chapel Hill Chancellor Holden Thorp and urge him to restore Elliot Cramer's rights today!