“Cancel Culture” has become more prominent in recent years and the internet mobs quickly rally together when anything threatens the voices they are used to inside of their echo chambers.
But while the cancel culture seems to be growing, a majority of Americans think it is a big problem.
According to a new Harvard CAPS-Harris Poll survey released this week, a whopping 64 percent of Americans believe cancel culture is a threat to their freedom.
“It is a chilling finding that most people in the country now are afraid they would be fired if they expressed their real views on social media,” said Mark Penn, the director of the Harvard CAPS-Harris Poll survey, according to The Hill.
“The public generally gives negative ratings to social media companies and sees the movement as more about censorship rather than trying to correct wrongs. It is growing as a national issue.”
Cancel culture is defined as “the practice or tendency of engaging in mass canceling as a way of expressing disapproval and exerting social pressure.”
So while the blue checks on Twitter may be leading the outrage mobs on social media, know that there is a silent majority who are probably agreeing that some of this cancel culture has gone too far.