Yes truly so..."overlooks is that these companies have BECOME the public square"...I am concerned, because this is actually one definition of fascism, gov taken over by special interest cabal.
I have been learning that irregardless of the voting outcome, during the campaign Trump was deeply consistently trashed by MSM, while Biden's 'irregularities' were hushed up. And with Assange languishing in Belmarsh, any real investigative journalism is suppressed anyway. (Although I see occasionally that TC is still at his interesting stuff!)
Totally a guess but I speculate that, still, Trump DID win; among his many falsehoods, this one prolly actually true, he did win.
Now Trump is demonized, along with name-calling the Jan 6 folks "treasonous MAGAts;" hounding them as domestic terrorists instead of looking into election reform and the deeper reasons for why people are taking to the streets.
You were the one who first pointed out for me that violence just does not work; so here in small town I have been doing what I can to cultivate the "gift economy," we the Great Unwashed to just build our human connections -- along with our locally derived and interconnected economies -- from below...stabilizing our whole nation, antidote the tendency toward violence.
So I may continue to disappear occasionally, Tink, special projects along with lots of prayer/meditation.