The wave of demands to ‘cancel’ dissenting faculty was a long time coming
FIRE's busiest summer on record included quite a number of calls to terminate faculty members.
Peter Boo-nilla 👻🎃
today: "[M]ob-like demands for unconstitutional action gain traction because those making the demands expect they won’t encounter meaningful resistance from those in a position to say no."
When those in positions of power accede to mob-like demands for censorship, you can expect even more censorship to follow. Behavior that gets rewarded gets repeated.