It is getting worse and worse.
Where the article was published originally:
Recursive fury: Conspiracist ideation in the blogosphere in response to research on conspiracist ideation]
The motivation by the retraction by the redaction]:
In the light of a small number of complaints received following publication of the original research article cited above, Frontiers carried out a detailed investigation of the academic, ethical, and legal aspects of the work. This investigation did not identify any issues with the academic and ethical aspects of the study. It did, however, determine that the legal context is insufficiently clear and therefore Frontiers wishes to retract the published article. The authors understand this decision, while they stand by their article and regret the limitations on academic freedom which can be caused by legal factors.Happily enough, the first author does not see a problem, and published it under his list of publications (59 pages pdf]). Two snippets:
Conspiracist ideation has been repeatedly implicated in the rejection of scientific propositions, although empirical evidence to date has been sparse. A recent study involving visitors to climate blogs found that conspiracist ideation was associated with the rejection of climate science and the rejection of other scientific propositions such as the link between lung cancer and smoking, and between HIV and AIDS. ... The survey queried people's belief in the free market (which previous research had identified as an important predictor of the rejection of climate science), their acceptance of climate science, their acceptance of other scientific propositions such as the link between HIV and AIDS, and most important in the present context, conspiracist ideation.