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INTELLIGENCE SQUARED, US: Is Cancel Culture Toxic?

Wednesday, November 24, 2021

You know the drill. Someone does, or says, something offensive. A public backlash -- typically on Twitter -- ensues. Then come the calls to "cancel" that person, brand, or institution. That usually means the loss of cultural cache, political clout, and often a job or career. Some see "cancelling" as a modern-day means of holding people to account, while others express concerns about digital mobs policing speech.
Original air date 11/11/21