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Friend of Tortoise Exclusive

The Battle for Truth: Is ‘cancel culture’ even real?

The Battle for Truth: Is ‘cancel culture’ even real?

This event is exclusive to Friends of Tortoise

Like so many things forged in the social media fire, ‘cancel culture’ elicits heated debate. Some see it as a righteous way to hold power to account, others a form of digital mob justice that demands capitulation, or else. A new breed of ‘free speech’ campaigners use the threat of ‘cancel culture’ as perverse validation for expressing regressive – often racist, sexist – opinions. But what does it really mean to ‘be cancelled’? Is ‘cancellation’ anything more than a brief hiatus in the scrolling noise of social media, or are there real life consequences? Are we self-censoring in-person, or just online? And does it matter? Join us for a ThinkIn where we explore the evolution of ‘cancel culture’ and what it reveals about the way shifting notions of power are transforming our lives.


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editor and invited experts

Nimo Omer
Reporter, Tortoise

Ash Sarkar
Senior Editor, Novara Media

Dr Audrey Tang
Chartered Psychologist (CPsychol), and author – “The Leader’s Guide to Resilience” 2021 and “Be A Great Manager – Now” with a focus on practical self improvement