From commenter Albatross at Marginal Revolution:
I think there are many people who believe the rhetoric about deplatforming and harmful speech and the rest. But I also think this stuff is very often used instrumentally–I need a way to get rid of an annoying rival, so I try to stir up some kind of pseudo-scandal to get him fired or demoted.
We start out trying to protect the fragile, and end up empowering sociopaths.
For example, here is a Colorado Sun article about a chain of nine yoga parlors in Denver that has been shut down because of something to do with St. George Floyd. If you read the article carefully, it’s clear that the owner’s only sin was being a straight white guy who possessed fewer Intersectional Pokemon Points than a couple of disgruntled employees.