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'Cancel Culture' is just free speech holding others accountable

Posted on AllSides March 12th, 2021
From The Left

Rep. Jim Jordan (R-Ohio) is concerned cancel culture will have “long-term consequences to our democracy.” We can only hope he’s right.

Jordan wrote about his fears in a letter to House Judiciary Committee Chair Jerry Nadler (D-N.Y.) last week. The letter raises concerns about the First Amendment and the marketplace of ideas, citing Twitter and Facebook’s decisions to remove former President Trump from their platforms. In other words, Jordan got everything wrong about cancel culture.

Of course, holding Jordan accountable for mischaracterizing cancel culture could lead to accusations that...

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