If you have internet access, a cell phone, or have left the house recently you probably know what a meme is. Meme’s are everywhere and the meme warfare has officially begun. Something that once started so silly, became a bit scary.
Memes started as a way to make fun of pop culture and just as a means of entertainment. But, as memes became more popular, their use has diversified. Memes became so popular that the U.S presidential election was filled with them for propaganda.
Aside from the U.S election, memes have been put to use in wars. Is this even real life? ISIS used memes to captivate audiences and spread their message. This idea of using memes for war is not far fetched anymore. This is REAL and this is HAPPENING.
Although we love memes, we need to be aware of how they are being used and what they are being used for. It’s important to make sure accurate information is being communicated, and before we simply share and connect through memes we must understand what they mean.