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"What happened around 2010 that caused these similar effects in US, Germany, and the UK?"

"2010" as a specific year is probably not useful to look at since this is a structural change in political culture. Following the introduction of the first smartphones in 2007-2008, when 4G rolled out in 2009 it created the field for the always-online lives that we now take for granted. While there were many other factors involved, this one seems to be the most obvious - complete transformation of the mass communication which is the prerequisite for political formation.

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