Memes and misinformation

In this episode, Sam Chipera spoke with Niamh Hernandez about how alt-right ideologies bloomed in one of her closest friends thanks to the negative influence memes had on his political outlooks. Back in high school, Hernandez discusses how one of her closest friends followed the alt-right pipeline as memes began to influence his political world views. She talks about the reality of how memes and social media platforms easily spread misinformation and the difficulty of tackling such a reality.