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In this piece for Spectator USA’s special issue devoted to cancel culture, I describe my own experience of being cancelled by an online mob two years ago. I lost five positions in total, including my full-time job running an education charity. As I say in the piece, it was a vertiginous fall from grace, like something out of a Tom Wolfe novel. But that isn’t the end of the story.
I’m now setting up a Free Speech Union to protect people who find themselves at the center of one of these witch-hunts. Together, we can stop this digital McCarthyism ruining any more lives.More