All these people think “political correctness” and “social justice” are sudden, inexplicable plagues upon the internet because they now get yelled at if they say something shitty.
But the truth is, social media has just grown to the point where your internet posts are far, far more public. That’s it. That’s the difference.
If you stood on a street corner and spouted racist jokes even forty years ago, you would probably get garbage thrown at you or your lights punched out sooner or later.This is just the real world. You can learn to play nicely with others or you can stay out of it.