book burning

noun
the destruction of writings of which the subject, the view of the author, or the like is considered politically or socially objectionable: used as a means of censorship or oppression.

Origin:
1890–95

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Retracting a paper due to selection methods not as described in the paper is not at all the same as book burning.
It was also a year of nasty politics, state censorship and book burning.
If they can identify you as a right wing troll, maybe you'll get enticements to the local gun show or book burning.
However, if the goal of the book burning was to control people's thoughts, then it was a success.
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