Politico: Is Social Distancing Accelerating Terror Threats by Increasing Radicalization and Alienation?

From Politico:

Social distancing might raise the risk of homegrown radicalization, he noted, as isolated people with loads of free time get pulled down disinformation rabbit holes online.

“The idea that that can lead to particularly deranged interpretations of events and generate an extreme response, even violent action –– I think that threat gets magnified given the social isolation that we as a country are understandably adopting,” Geltzer said. “I feel like the past month and this virus have taken a dangerous information environment and really ratcheted up how lethal, how directly lethal it can be.”

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