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Retraction Watch ( is a blog that focuses on retractions. Surprisingly, hints about published retractions, even on a paper dedicated to leaving hints about retractions not yet covered by this blog, are not approved. This paper provides evidence of this biased moderation and thus calls into question what the true motives of Retraction Watch, and its co-founders, Ivan Oransky and Adam Marcus, are, if not to welcome hat tips about published retractions that could educate colleagues and the public.

Adam Marcus; Alison McCook; bias; Center for Scientific Integrity; comment and hat tip manipulation; Ivan Oransky; lack of transparency; opacity; pseudo-journalism; Rolf Degen
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