I don’t think the study can claim all the things it does based on the evidence they have.
In resisting bullies and censors, free speech advocates have done important work. They need, however, to add science to their range of concerns.
ID is a rival theory, a scientific theory, doing the normal work that scientific ideas must do to supplant a currently dominant idea.
The problem is, none of these people cite papers or other writing by researchers on intelligent design, like the work done by Douglas Axe on protein evolution probabilities.
The archvillain’s motivations are crystal clear, and very familiar if you know about the views on human population associated with Paul Ehrlich or, even more so, Eric Pianka.