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The other side of cancel culture

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  1. Eylrid
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    This is an example of how social media harassment mobs are wielded by people of all ideologies and positions, not just "woke cancel culture".

    This is an example of how social media harassment mobs are wielded by people of all ideologies and positions, not just "woke cancel culture".

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  2. DanBC
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    Burchill's apology is here: https://twitter.com/BoozeAndFagz/status/1371748021692682240?s=20 Rod Liddle, her friend, has previously asked if images of child sexual abuse should be illegal, and...

    Burchill's apology is here: https://twitter.com/BoozeAndFagz/status/1371748021692682240?s=20

    Rod Liddle, her friend, has previously asked if images of child sexual abuse should be illegal, and said that he couldn't work as a teacher because he'd fuck the children. https://twitter.com/notCursedE/status/1371764110669545482?s=20

    One of the interesting things here is that Burchill is apologising for "liking" some defamatory tweets. There's a few potential reasons for this:

    1. It points to the fact that Burchill holds these opinions, and that her writing was a pattern of behaviour and not a one off aberration.

    2. Likes are a form of communication. By liking these defamatory posts Burchill is communicating them to her followers.