Opinion | We Need to Talk About Cancel Culture

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Cancel culture has held the powerful to account. It’s also ended careers and ruined lives. Can crowd-sourced morality change society for the better? Or is this just mob justice, taken to a social-media-powered extreme? We have opinions.

Join us on Wednesday, May 12, as Kara Swisher, host of NYT Opinion’s “Sway”; Jane Coaston, host of “The Argument”; and Ezra Klein, host of “The Ezra Klein Show,” team up to debate one of today’s thorniest topics — from the societal pros and cons of cancellation to what role (if any) big tech should play in this cultural phenomenon.

We also have a special interview with Trevor Noah, comedian and host of “The Daily Show.” Noah will talk with Jane Coaston about comedy in the age of cancel culture. Are there limits to what’s funny? And what should happen when comedians go too far?

Subscribers will also get a sneak peek at upcoming episodes of “Sway” and “The Ezra Klein Show.” Whether you’re a fan of the podcasts, or just a fan of snappy conversation, you won’t want to miss it. Subscribers can R.S.V.P. here.

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