Amanpour and Company

Has Cancel Culture Gone Too Far?

Clip: 07/22/2020 | 18m 18s | Video has closed captioning.

An online playbook seems to be emerging around some of the political conversations taking place: someone says something deemed offensive or troubling, social media goes into a frenzy, and that person is effectively “cancelled.” An open letter recently published in Harper’s Magazine argues that this threatens free speech. The letter’s co-author, Thomas Chatterton Williams, joins the program.

Aired: 07/22/20

Rating: NR

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