How can so many things go wrong in America at the same time? A single cause and effect dynamic is also universal, and time and technology coincide. This cause and effect is the Internet’s “irresponsibility” policy of the 1990s and its results.
It gets worse because the approved anarchy online empowers bad actors to act with impunity. It’s prevalent because everyone uses the internet for everything, everywhere, for life, work, and play. This is enduring, given that five administrations, 13 Congresses and 17 Supreme Court Justices have failed to protect people from harm and online crime since 1996.