Social Philosophy and Policy 37 (2):170-189 (2020)

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Justin Tosi
Texas Tech University
Brandon Warmke
Bowling Green State University
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Moral grandstanding, or the use of moral talk for self-promotion, is a threat to free expression. When grandstanding is introduced in a public forum, several ideals of free expression are less likely to be realized. Popular views are less likely to be challenged, people are less free to entertain heterodox ideas, and the cost of changing one’s mind goes up.
Keywords free speech  censorship  virtue signaling  status seeking  prestige  social media  shaming  moralizing  John Stuart Mill  public discourse
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