Arc Digital: “Shitposting for Fun and Profit: Memes, Rhetoric, and Russian Trolls” (Oct. 7, 2020)

“People can understand what’s going on if they know to look. If you think of memes as sophisticated methods of communication, with different messages communicated in different contexts, you probably won’t uncover a Russian plot. But you’ll be more aware of what people are trying to persuade you to believe — what appetites they’re creating in you and what satisfactions they’re encouraging.”

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Published by Ryan Skinnell

Associate Professor of Rhetoric and Writing, Department of English & Comparative Literature, San José State University, San Jose, CA

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