Memes and Politics

Memes have become a popular tool used to spread mis- and disinformation. Especially in politics. This past October, a meme was posted on Facebook regarding U.S. Politician, Elizabeth Warren. The meme insinuated that Warren did not consider the murder of Mollie Tibbetts a “real issue”. Rather, the separation of immigrant families being more important. Although the meme consisted actual quotes from Warren’s interview with CNN, the words from her statement were rearranged with the attempt to spread misleading content.

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