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Tinfoil Digest - Meme Culture Edition

Tinfoil Digest - Meme Culture Edition



Our writers’ recommendations for the best debunking, fact checking and media criticism you shouldn't miss this week.



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Joe, Senior Researcher - How has time changed because of New Media, and what consequences has that had on culture? In this excellent essay, Aaron Z. Lewis explores the ‘scrambling’ effect that perfect computer-memory has had on our collective sense of history, and how this paradigm shift has given rise to our patchwork of online subcultures and memes. A Borges reference or two always goes down well to boot. Follow Aaron here.




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Ishaana, Researcher -Explaining misinformation isn't always easy. Videos don't always tell the whole story, captions can change how a photo is interpreted, but many of us tend to believe what we see. Ali Abbas Ahmadi from First Draft writes on how to explain without offending. Read the whole article here and follow Ali here.





Kristina, Disinformation Researcher - Emma L. Briant speaks about the post-Cambridge Analytica world. In her article, you will find examples of disinformation coming from both Republicans and Democrats and cases of influence campaigns abroad.

Read it here.
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