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Tulsi Gabbard Lists Political Correctness Among Threats to American Values

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17 August 2019

RT — Widespread efforts to silence speech deemed to be offensive threaten US constitutional rights, Democratic presidential hopeful Tulsi Gabbard says. Her latest campaign ad takes aim at the hot-button issue of political correctness.

In a new campaign video posted on Twitter, Gabbard lists political correctness alongside things like overly powerful IT corporations and government overreach. All three infringe on Americans’ personal rights, she says.

The battle between “PC culture” and free-speech advocates has become particularly fierce in recent months, with “woke” activists rallying against anything that could potentially cause offense.

Some 50 years after the Free Speech Movement, the debate over what counts as protected speech has resurfaced with a vengeance in America. Silicon Valley’s preoccupation with policing speech has led to accusations that platforms such as Twitter and Facebook are trying to suppress political opinions that don’t align with establishment liberalism. […]

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