Isn’t it funny how memes are seen as a silly joke that people see online and laugh about, but in reality, it is the smartest way to share and weaponize information. As Richard Dawkins states, “memes propagate themselves in the meme pool by leaping from brain to brain via a process which in the broad sense can be called imitation”. This proves that the prime role of social media and memes is to mobilize, coordinate and disseminate, and its effectiveness is due to US. We use the internet and the FAANG walled garden and allow for these social media revolutions.
So, in a way, it connects us while at the same time disconnecting us extremely. If you’re still having a hard time understanding click here. This is an example of meme warfare and how it can cause countries to largely disconnect.
Jordan, M, 2014, ‘What’s In A Meme?’, Richard Dawkins Foundation for Reason and Science, viewed 12 October 2020
Netflix, 2020, ‘The Social Dilemma’, YouTube, Video, viewed 12 October 2020
RudeRaptor, 2020, ‘Something is Fishy about Coronavirus’, ImgFlip, viewed 12 October 2020