Global Identity, Troll Armies, and Factionalized Electorates
John Robb
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If Facebook and the other IT companies are building this global security infrastructure, one must ask what causes a split into two groups within this global networked system? Every entity of such scale reaches a point where some weak point is exacerbated by black swan events and a bifurcation occurs. Think the slow split of the Roman Empire into East and West, or the persistent sorting of Euro-colonial powers into two alliances.

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