Published: April 18, 2022
In a society that prides itself on free speech, it's alarming to see the amount of censorship happening right before our eyes. Social media sites such as Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram are rife, with posts being deleted or blocked for no reason other than people disagreeing with them. This silences voices and prevents critical thinking and discourse from taking place. Cancel culture, or the act of silencing someone for their views, is a natural and dangerous threat to our democracy. We need to be able to access all sides of an argument to discern the truth and hold our elected officials accountable. We're not getting the whole picture when we only allow one side of an issue to be heard.