- Merrick: When politicians talk about Brexit and Trump voters feeling "left behind" by globalization, they tell only part of the story
- They felt the empowerment given to them by social media, which made the sense of feeling left behind in the real world all the worse
Jane Merrick is a British political journalist and former political editor of the Independent on Sunday newspaper. The opinions expressed in this commentary are hers.
(CNN)How did the twin political earthquakes of Brexit and Donald Trump's victory happen? There are many reasons, but one answer lies in the technological and social media revolution of the last decade.