the act of unfairly looking for and punishing people who are accused of having opinions that are believed to be dangerous or evil. Source: Merriam-Webster's ...
An investigation carried out ostensibly to uncover subversive activities but actually used to harass and undermine those with differing views.
A campaign directed against a person or group holding views considered
unorthodox or a threat to society: he claimed he was the victim of a media
Sep 5, 2011