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Many citizens had their rights compromised during the cold war. During McCarthyism for instance, people accused of being Communists by the HUAC (house of "un-American" activities) didn't have a real chance to protest the often absurd allegations and circumstantial evidence against them. Many left-wing activists or government critics were labeled as communists or communists sympathizers and were then censored or even jailed. People who spoke out against this (such as the Hollywood ten) would be blacklisted.

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