A Satire Too Far Towards Legitimizing Fake News

Memes make misinformation art until they are peddled as facts on social media.

Michael Figueroa (He/Him)
The Shadow
Published in
4 min readApr 17, 2021

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Funny that this didn’t actually happen. (Edited screenshot from the News Literacy Project)

There is nothing inherently wrong with generating fake news and misinformation, so long as it is properly framed as such. Great minds throughout history have been purveyors of hyperbole and falsehoods that we might find indistinguishable from many of the…

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Michael Figueroa (He/Him)
The Shadow

Latinx tech & biz exec making solutions more accessible for mission-driven orgs. Fmr President, Advanced Cyber Security Center. linkedin.com/in/michaelfigueroa