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Putting the Folklore in Fake News

Amid all the rancor of the 2016 election, fake news emerged as a rare unifying force, one equally decried by the incoming and outgoing presidents, journalists and pundits across the political spectrum, and even those who stand to gain financially from the proliferation of false information. The problem of fake news has yielded a growing […]

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The idea of memes on the Internet, and do they mean anything for cultural production

I’ve never been a big fan of Richard Dawkins’s notion of memes.  Yet, I’ve noticed that people have used this idea quite often on the Internet.  At least, the word meme.  Memes mean a very particular thing. Because of that, does the adoption of the idea of memes into everyday conversation on the Internet tell […]

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