Alt-right culture jamming
The word, “culture jamming” comes from the idea of radio jamming: that public frequencies can be pirated and subverted for independent communication, or to disrupt dominant frequencies.
Culture jamming is a form of social disruption that typically subverts corporate advertising and plays to people’s emotions in order to change some behavior and evoke cultural change, often associated with activism in the style of Ad Busters.
Enter /pol/ and the now ubiquitous red pill.
This series of blogs explores trolling tactics of /pol/ users from 4chan during the 2016 elections.
Content warning: this series contains racist, anti-semitic and generally awful language and images.
“Meme warfare favors insurgency so memes are very good at tearing things down but not at building things up.” — Dr…medium.com
He that controls the memes, controls the world.medium.com
“We have the advantage of being an anonymous swarm with a singular goal. We don’t have to play fair. We can say and…medium.com
“Don’t post anything pro-Trump — we are anti-Hillary and pro-Bernie. You can talk a bit about Trump in negative light…medium.com
“Having a unique and legit gmail account is the same as a black amex at a hotel… You’re google legit, if you add…medium.com
4chan trolls were posing as a Black Lives Matter activists on Twitter before the 2016 election.medium.com
Network graphs in this blog represent a sample of 20,072 #MemeWar tweets I downloaded via TweetArchivist from July 5 to…medium.com