Anil Potti is the dodgy researcher who, after being found guilty of scientific fraud, hired an online reputation manager to fluff up his name. Then the guy who made stuff up in 18 papers and padded his CV fled to North Dakota, where he’s working in a cancer center…now that’s chilling, isn’t it?
It’s a familiar strategy.
A site says something rude (like the truth) about Potti.
Fake site posts a copy of the rude article.
Fake site files a DMCA claiming that the original article was a copyright violation.
Rude article disappears! Anil Potti triumphs! He has successfully scrubbed criticism from the internet!
Oh, wait. Didn’t I just mention his name multiple times? He may have to rethink his grand plan, because it’s just going to make the situation worse for him.