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  • Truthy, Explained

    11/16/2014 9:55:06 AM PST · by Slings and Arrows · 22 replies
    Free Beacon ^ | November 14, 2014 | Elizabeth Harrington
    Andrew Stiles contributed to these explanations.What is Truthy?“Truthy” is a research project being conducted by the University of Indiana. Proponents claim this is an apolitical study of how information spreads online through the social media platform Twitter.What is Twitter?Twitter is a social media platform that allows users to post hot takes and/or anonymous insults on the Internet.What is the Internet?The Internet is a cultural phenomenon that allows people to earn money by typing words on a computer regardless of talent or expertise. For example, you are reading this “explanatory” post on the Internet. Weird, huh?Yeah, that is weird. Told you.What is...
  • Trump Memes – I Won’t Back Down (Stand My Ground) – Tom Petty

    12/28/2018 10:09:22 AM PST · by mairdie · 21 replies
    I have to say that making these Trump videos is really raising my spirits. Hope that they do the same for you.
  • Tracing a Meme From the Internet’s Fringe to a Republican Slogan (Jobs vs. Mobs)

    11/04/2018 10:48:11 PM PST · by poconopundit · 62 replies
    New York Times ^ | November 4, ,2018 | KEITH COLLINS and KEVIN ROOSE
    Fascinating graphic portrayal of how the meme, "Jobs not Mobs" spread through the Web. Very cool!
  • Conservative Memes - Tchaikovsky's 1812 Overture Finale

    11/03/2018 3:46:15 PM PDT · by mairdie · 24 replies
    Conservative memes before the midterm elections, done to Tchaikovsky's 1812 Overture Finale, Ljubljana Symphony Orchestra and Anton Nanut.
  • Memes may contribute to teenage obesity, lawmakers told

    10/19/2018 3:08:50 PM PDT · by EdnaMode · 31 replies
    CNN ^ | October 18, 2018 | Rob Picheta
    It's been a bad few weeks for memes. In mid-September the European Parliament passed a new copyright law that some have dubbed a "meme ban." Then Sweden's advertising watchdog ruled that the popular "distracted boyfriend" meme is sexist. Now, academics have told British lawmakers that internet memes may be contributing to the UK obesity crisis and doing harm to teenagers on a significant scale. Memes carry dangerous health-related messages and make light of unhealthy eating habits, researchers from Loughborough University wrote in a letter sent to a British parliamentary committee. "A substantial number of individuals on Twitter share health-related Internet...
  • What Is NPC, the Pro-Trump Internet’s New Favorite Insult?

    10/17/2018 9:47:35 AM PDT · by chief lee runamok · 30 replies
    nyt ^ | 10/16/2018 | Kevin Roose
    Last week, a trolling campaign organized by right-wing internet users spilled over onto Twitter. The campaign, which was born in the fever swamps of 4chan and Reddit message boards, involved creating hundreds of fictional personas with gray cartoon avatars, known as NPCs. These accounts posed as liberal activists and were used to spread — among other things — false information about November’s midterm elections.
  • Vanity, we need a meme thread

    10/04/2018 10:56:43 PM PDT · by Lee Enfield · 117 replies
    I come here for some of the best memes, but I have to look around. We need to have a go to for memes.
  • Russians on trial for sharing memes, networks ask for law change

    08/27/2018 12:25:22 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 4 replies
    The Jakarta Post ^ | 08/27/2018 | Theo Merz, AFP
    Lawyers say the Kremlin is trying to force people to think twice before sharing opinions online -- one of the last remaining spaces where the opposition is relatively free to organise. "It turns out that for a harmless joke, anybody who doesn't agree with our country's leadership can be prosecuted," Nikitin's lawyer Maxim Kamakin told AFP... "It seems that in our country only optimists have the right to exist." In one of the incriminating posts from Nikitin, who is disabled and currently unemployed, a father crudely tells his son that nothing will be getting better in Russia any time soon....
  • Texas governor mocked for posting quote attributed to Winston Churchill (Mind your memes)

    08/07/2018 8:22:16 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 17 replies
    The Hill ^ | 08/07/18 | Justin Wise
    Some journalists on Tuesday fact-checked Texas Gov. Greg Abbott (R) after he posted a tweet that cites a fake quote from former United Kingdom Prime Minister Winston Churchill. "Some insights are timeless," Abbott tweeted, referencing a picture that quotes Churchill saying, "The fascists of the future will call themselves anti-fascists." There is no proof that Churchill ever made such a comment. Responding to the quote, The Atlantic's David Frum joked that a phrase often used by President Trump could also be attributed to the nation's first president: "In the deathless words of George Washington, 'Collusion is not a crime.'" "'The...
  • Memes ‘will be banned’ under new EU copyright law, warn campaigners

    06/19/2018 6:36:20 AM PDT · by EdnaMode · 48 replies
    New Times ^ | June 17, 2018 | Agencies
    A new copyright law from the European Union would lead to the banning of memes on the internet, campaigners are warning. The EU Copyright Directive intends to protect the intellectual property rights of people who upload their material to the internet. However, campaigners are warning the law will require “all content uploaded to the internet to be monitored and potentially deleted if a likeness to existing copyright is protected”. The campaign against a particular provision of the directive, Article 13, warns that online platforms would be economically damaged if they were forced to comply with its expensive obligations. The law...
  • GRAPHICS for EDUCATING - Redpilling the public

    04/17/2018 11:51:32 AM PDT · by little jeremiah · 955 replies
    April 17, 2018 | little jeremiah
    Post graphics, memes, charts, diagrams, gifs and whatever will help people understand the news on this thread. Watch out for Getty images or other no-nos. Have at it!
  • Donut Shop Sells Edible ‘Tide Pods’ in Light of Viral Online Challenge

    01/23/2018 1:54:43 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 14 replies
    WNCN ^ | January 20, 2018
    A Wichita donut chain used the latest social media stunt, called the Tide Pod challenge, to promote a new kind of donut Wednesday. The challenge involves people, mostly teenagers, eating the laundry capsules on video for others to see on social media. Hurts Donut joined in on the craze by selling the donut version of the laundry capsule. news-app-download-apple-350x50news-app-download-android-350x50 “We just kind of put out the post as just a funny alternative to a more serious topic,” said Trista Patterson, owner of Hurts Donut. “We see so much heavy stuff every day that we’re just putting a little lighter approach...
  • Please Don’t Eat a Tide Pod, No Matter What the Memes Say

    01/04/2018 11:18:32 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 43 replies
    New York Magazine ^ | Madison Malone Kircher
    Tide Pods contain detergent. For washing your clothes and your sheets. Not for eating. Doesn’t matter how much they look like a snack, or a candy, or an oversize Gushers. You shouldn’t eat them unless you’d like to, well, potentially die. A child might not know better, so you should probably keep them out of reach of little hands — these things have killed before — for safety. (Or just buy some boring, cheaper, non-pod detergent. It works better anyway.) If you, after all of this, are still looking at a Tide Pod and thinking, Maybe just a little bit...
  • Brief Vanity -- looking for a Trump meme

    10/22/2017 6:57:26 PM PDT · by grey_whiskers · 15 replies
    Free Republic ^ | Oct 22 2017 | grey_whiskers
    Hi guys, While surfing FR today I came across a funny meme of a photo of the back of a $20 bill, with words "DONALD TRUMP LIVES HERE" in red and an arrow pointing to the White House. I've spent 20 minutes looking for it, Googled it, Duck Duck Go, nothing. Can someone post a copy to this thread please?
  • Pepe The Frog Creator Takes Legal Action Against Reddit, Mike Cernovich And The Alt-Right

    09/19/2017 2:18:02 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 54 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | September 18, 2017 | Ian Miles Cheong
    Pepe the Frog’s creator, Matt Furie, is taking aggressive action to defend his intellectual property. The popular caricature — a green frog— was a popular meme on the Internet before becoming a figure endorsed by millennial Trump supporters during the 2016 U.S. election. Due to its popularity among the right, Hillary Clinton’s campaign condemned the character as a “white supremacist” symbol. It was a claim backed by the Anti-Defamation League and countless liberal publications. Disheartened by his character’s newfound infamy, Furie “killed” Pepe by giving it a funeral, only to resurrect it months later in a Kickstarter project for a...
  • 10 – 2nd Amendment Memes that True Flag Wavers would Appreciate

    09/01/2017 5:49:38 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 19 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 9/1/2017 | E Nestor
    Tired of anti-gun, anti-freedom Facebook posts? Next time one pops up, just drop one of these patriotic Second Amendment memes as your response. Memes are often used in social media conversations when real thinking is lacking. Most of them are pretty lame but can be very funny. So here are ten Second Amendment memes that make sense, are intelligent and cut to the quick of any anti-gun, anti-liberty nonsense talk you may encounter. Use them freely and prejudicely! This one requires a little thinking of the viewer. That may be asking a lot of many anti-gun zealots, but the juxtaposition...
  • Sandy Hook victim's sister slams Scott Baio for retweeting meme suggesting Heather Heyer's death...

    08/25/2017 7:20:12 PM PDT · by BlackFemaleArmyColonel · 81 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | 25 August 2017
    Sandy Hook victim's sister slams Scott Baio for retweeting meme suggesting Heather Heyer's death was a hoax put on by 'crisis actors used in Newtown'. Actor Scott Baio was slammed on Facebook by a Sandy Hook victim's sister after he retweeted an outrageous meme on Thursday suggesting that Heather Heyer's death in Charlottesville was a hoax put on by the 'crisis actors used in Newtown'. Jillian Soto, the sister of slain Sandy Hook teacher Vicki Soto, blasted Baio for his retweet, saying he was 'encouraging hateful behavior'. Earlier today Scott Baio shared a picture encouraging conspiracy theories having to do...
  • AR-15 Memes to Drive Anti-Gunners Crazy

    07/17/2017 5:26:29 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 29 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 7/17/2017 | E Nestor
    Love them or hate them, AR-15-style rifles are here to stay. Many praises and curses have been formed into memes for the famous AR-15. Check out these top 13 AR-15 memes that you'll love to hate.Blasphemy!, How dare you!This meme certainly shows their way of backward thoughts…Please supersize me. Merica'!Once again, the AK troll strikes again. Easy boys and girls, there is room for everyone. All guns are cool.See the rest of the AR-15 memes here
  • The Madman Maestro vs CNN

    07/09/2017 9:02:09 AM PDT · by ex91B10 · 17 replies ^ | 7/5/17 | "Carpe Donktum"
    A DJT v. CNN mix using one of the best Bugs Bunny gags ever.
  • The rise of the internet’s ‘dirtbag left’

    07/06/2017 10:12:56 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 11 replies
    Maclean’s Magazine ^ | July 5, 2017 | John Semley
    Earlier this year, a sloppily doodled MS Paint comic appeared on Reddit—the online news aggregator and so-called “front page of the internet”—juxtaposing images of 20th-century fascism with more modern symbols of far-right political thought. Under the column “fascism then” loomed the usual suspects: soldiers goose-stepping in formation, concentration-camp prisoners in striped pyjamas, a barking-mad Adolf Hitler. Under “fascism now” lurked a weirder assemblage of ideological signifiers of the so-called “alt-right”: a snickering cartoon frog in Nazi regalia, the crooning French candelabra from Disney’s Beauty and the Beast, an anime character, a badly drawn swastika. The comic carried a caption courtesy...