The west has never understood the actual power of social media to create large movements. Social media can be weaponized to spread ideology & organize. It was why the Arab spring began & grew. There’s a reason why China has millions of spies policing it. It’s how ISIS globalized.
And now, it’s being used by dangerous ideologues to drive extreme social change. It’s a crazy response to an equally crazy Trump. We either have “Defund the police!” on one side or “Let’s stop testing!” on another. Those are the choices? Call me crazy, but I’d like to keep...
the police and the testing, thank you very much. We are in for a ride as social media spawns a social media-driven revolution in the west, just as it did in other countries. We are not immune to these effects, just like we’re helpless against COVID.
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