Former US president Barack Obama speaks during the Obama Foundation Summit at the Illinois Institute of Technology in Chicago on Tuesday. Photo: Chicago Sun-Times via AP

Barack Obama warns ‘woke’ young people against social media outrage and ‘cancel culture’

  • Former US president criticises trend where making change has become about being ‘as judgmental as possible’ about others
  • Calling people out online is easy but is ‘not activism’, Obama says, drawing bipartisan praise as comments go viral
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Former US president Barack Obama speaks during the Obama Foundation Summit at the Illinois Institute of Technology in Chicago on Tuesday. Photo: Chicago Sun-Times via AP
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Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and US President Barack Obama. Photo: Reuters

Barack Obama endorses Justin Trudeau but will it help the Canadian PM get re-elected?

  • Obama also endorsed Emmanuel Macron for president in France’s 2017 election, and he warned British voters against backing leaving the European Union
  • Trudeau formed a close relationship with Obama when he was president and the two were pictured having dinner in Ottawa earlier this year
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Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and US President Barack Obama. Photo: Reuters
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