Suppose It is a Black Swan?
The election of Donald Trump rather than starting the process of healing seems to have widened divisions. Relationships are ending. People's writings are 'disappeared' without the victims of censorship even being aware they are targets of powerful efforts to shut them down. Tech giants are actually developing a blacklist technology and working with government to identify what and who should be banned from social media.
BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Web giants YouTube , Facebook , Twitter and Microsoft will step up efforts to remove extremist content from their websites by creating a common database.
The companies will share 'hashes' - unique digital fingerprints they automatically assign to videos or photos - of extremist content they have removed from their websites to enable their peers to identify the same content on their platforms.
"We hope this collaboration will lead to greater efficiency as we continue to enforce our policies to help curb the pressing global issue of terrorist content online," the companies said in a statement on Tuesday.
Signs of the fracture inlude 53 progressive organizations led by J Street and MoveOn publicly denouncing Trump nominee Michael Flynn as an "unfit" and "frightening" choice for National Security Advisor. LeBron James won't stay at a Trump-owned hotel with his teammates. Some people are so upset about the 2016 election result their romantic life has been shut down.
Though the evidence is anecdotal, many similar stories depict a world gradually breaking up into groups some might call "echo chambers" or affinity groups which are at odds with each other. It is as if a kind of internal secession were taking place that could be part of a larger trend. Tony Blair for one has stopped regarding the "populist revolt" as an aberration and come to see it as ominous challenge to the world order. Gradually the Left is starting to think recent events are not a freak confluence of rogue trends but a deliberate counterattack against it of the sort it has not seen in a long time.