Is Donald Trump the meme president?



Viral internet memes may seem silly, but they have the ability to shape cultural perceptions and political discourse. Donald Trump has been particularly adept at using memes to connect directly with his supporters and attack critics. Lou explains why they’re so impactful.

SOURCES & FURTHER READING

Memes in Digital Culture

The World Made Meme

The World Made Meme (book)

More on the Richard Dawkins ‘The Selfish Meme’

The Meme Machine

Professor Grygiel op-ed on memes in politics

Professor Burroughs on memes in the 2012 election

Facebook’s meme challenge

CREDITS
Writer: Louis Foglia
Editor: m.cho
Researcher: Dushyant Naresh

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