Saturday August 8, 2020

We’re losing ourselves to an obsession with identity politics

The Réada Cronin controversy illustrates that social media has become a world in which relentlessly search for signs of prejudice

23rd February, 2020
Réada Cronin: the newly elected Sinn Féin TD’s historical tweets caused controversy last week, but is it time for an amnesty on our online histories?

I have fallen into a rabbit hole. I was peering over the edge, trying to see what the new Sinn Féin TD Réada Cronin had tweeted about Israel. Then I caught sight of some of the online writings of the short-lived British government adviser Andrew Sabisky, who resigned last week after being accused of racism and advocating eugenics.

I leaned a little further in, but was distracted by the online reaction...

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