Chilling Effect

Category
Political Failure
Description
“The inhibition or discouragement of the legitimate exercise of natural and legal rights by the threat of legal sanction…Outside of the legal context in common usage; any coercion or threat of coercion (or other unpleasantries) can have a chilling effect on a group of people regarding a specific behavior, and often can be statistically measured or be plainly observed.”
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Resource Datasbase
Source
Gabriel Weinberg's Mental Models I Find Repeatedly Useful