Lessons From the Cancel Culture Era: Is It 'Shifting the Discomfort' or ‘A New Kind of Censorship'?

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Our four-part series highlighted the complexities of living in a time when social media has intensified the speed and virulence of public censure

Cancel culture (or call-out culture) is a modern form of ostracism in which someone is thrust out of social or professional circles -- either online on social media, in the physical world, or both. --Wikipedia

After four weeks of listening intently to experts across journalism, film culture, comedy and public relations about the limits and liabilities of cancel culture, I have conflicting emotions. 

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Sharon Waxman

Sharon Waxman, is the founder, CEO and Editor in Chief of TheWrap. She is an award-winning journalist and best-selling author, and was a Hollywood correspondent for The New York Times. Twitter: @sharonwaxman