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Cancelled, for now

From Johnny Depp to Aziz Ansari, The Sunday Times checks in on the rehabilitation of cancelled celebrities

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Social media has unleashed many ills on mankind - bots peddling fake news and doomscrolling, just to name a few.

Some might also include cancel culture - where notable figures are ostracised for committing a sin of some form. Others will counter that virtual town squares like Twitter have empowered the marginalised to speak out against the rich and powerful.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on May 15, 2022, with the headline Cancelled, for now. Subscribe