guilt by association
The attribution of guilt to individuals because of the people or organizations with which they associate, rather than because of any crime that they have committed.
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Examples from the Web for guilt by association
Indeed, this form of shaming, blacklisting, and guilt-by-association is, itself, a form of defamation.Once Again, the Anti-Defamation League Defames
October 22, 2013