The practice has a sordid history. There’s always a rationale — for example, in labeling Israeli businesses, or those doing business with Israel, to be avoided.
Cancel culture had no name in 2013. It has since become one of the major worries in contemporary life.
Atheists targeted the Ball State University scientist after they learned his honors course dared to expose students to evidence of design in the universe.
If you like the idea of living in China, then the government using the Internet to tell everyone what to believe should sound like just the ticket.
The secrecy is really a lesson about the parlous state of academic freedom under Darwinist domination, especially here in the United States.