If both British and American governments fully appreciated the role of social media in todays society, we might not be in the mess that we are in.
Ultimately, social media has become a bigger influencer than the traditional media. Our opinions and our biases are formed and encouraged by algorithms, not by facts.
One lesson to learn from this... Check the sources of whatever you happen to be reading! Open your mind to the prospect that what you're reading may be utter garbage!
The thing that both groups have in common is very apparent: A sense of profound confusion about how the other side cannot understand their perspective. This seemed to be building on a trend in social media that hit full tilt in the lead up to the election: Political divisions between us are greater than they ever have been, and are still getting worse by the day. The reason is much more subversive, and something we really haven’t been able to address as humans until now. I believe that the way we consume information has literally changed the kind of people we are.