In the U.S. we have freedom of speech, so government censorship is a serious thing. But when we work for a corporation, we have to sign legal documents that give the company the power to terminate our contract. Which is why celebrities often get fired/lose their sponsorship for saying offensive things. Is this kind of corporate censorship as serious as government censorship? Are they one in the same since the corporation is inside the U.S.? Or are these two completely different concepts?
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But, does political correctness have a tangible impact on freedom of speech? Or are the consequences of saying something offensive only ever applied to that employee contract? I.e. someone says something offensive, gets fired.
The chilling effect on freedom of speech by political correctness has no boundaries, while the employment contract allows employers to control the employee at will. Employee has no rights of employment and the relationship ends without a reeason
Can you provide a specific example of freedom of speech being infringed upon by political correctness that isn't related to an employee contract?