What happened on Wall Street and in Washington “speaks to a larger disenchantment and sense of unfairness that is going on in society,” Murtha said. “This is merely a natural move by these guys that, I think, is largely an attempt to strike back at what they consider to be unfair forces in society. And they’ve found a way to do it.”

The way they’ve done it is the same way that Trump supporters organized their attack on the Capitol: by turning to social media…

“I do think this is a seminal moment,” Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian told CNBC Thursday. “I don’t think we go back to a world before this because these communities, they’re a byproduct of the connected internet. Whether it’s one platform or another, this is the new normal.”

“We’ve watched the internet now, over the last 10, 15 years thanks to the rise of social media and all this infrastructure, bring a bottom-up revolution to so many industries,” he said. “We’ve seen this across media. We’ve seen this across so many sectors. And now it’s happening to finance.”