Most Americans continue to have a negative opinion of “political correctness”, but this has not stopped the media and social media companies from engaging in widespread censorship in an attempt to silence conservative voices.  Famous Chinese dissident Ai Weiwei argues that this censorship has led to America becoming an authoritarian state.  During an interivew with the Firing Line, Weiwei compared US censorship and political correctness to the Maoist Cultural Revolution.  The Daily Wire Reports

“Chinese dissident Ai Weiwei, a famed artist and activist, warned Americans during an interview that aired late last week that they are already under the control of an authoritarian state, they just don’t realize it yet.”

When asked how so, he responded, “Many things happening today in U.S. can be compared to Cultural Revolution in China.” “Like people trying to be unified in a certain political correctness,” he continued. “That is very dangerous.”

Social media censorship as a result of political correctness has become such a pervasive problem in the United States that even the notoriously liberal ACLU published a report condemning it.  On the subject of President Trump’s ban from Twitter, the ACLU said

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“The ACLU, expressed concern that a few of these companies — namely Facebook, Google, and Twitter — wield such enormous power over online speech that, if they used it against people with fewer outlets than the president of the United States, the companies could effectively silence them.”

 

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