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Drew Magary

Memes Are Propaganda Now

How stupid internet cat jokes morphed into one of Trump’s most effective weapons

TThis all started because a cat wanted a cheeseburger. I was online to bear witness to the birth of memes. I saw Keyboard Cat play off 5,700 different people. I slogged through dozens of recuts of the late Bruno Ganz throwing a tantrum as…

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Drew Magary

Drew Magary

Columnist at GEN. Co-founder, Defector. Author of Point B.

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