How Memes Got Weaponized: A Short History

Memes come off as a joke, but some people are starting to see them as the serious threat they are.

MIT Technology Review
Oct 25 · 8 min read

By Joan Donovan

In October 2016, a friend of mine learned that one of his wedding photos had made its way into a post on a right-wing message board. The picture had been doctored to look like an ad for…

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