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


About this ThinkIn

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