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4chan, America, and Anime: Researchers Studied 160 Milliorn Memes and Found Most of Them Come From Two Websites A study of hundreds of millions of images from Reddit, 4chan, Gab, and Twitter reveals how memes spread. Samantha Cole Jun 12 2018,10:27am 产ブ Researchers at University College London developed a new way to measure how memes are made and spread. What they found won't surprise anyone who's peered into the darker parts of the internet in the last few years: The most toxic, yet most effectively spread, memes are first shared on two places, the subreddit r/the_donald and 4chan's "politically incorrect" forum, called /pol/ Smug Frog Meme Image Cluster 1 Cluster N Figure 1: An example of a meme (Smug Frog) that provides an intu- ition of what an image, a cluster, and a meme is. When? Where? What? Who? How apustaja sad-frog savepepe pepe smug-frog-asmug-frog-b anti-meme 0.6 o 0.4 0.2 0.0 Figure 6: Inter-cluster distance between all clusters with frog memes. Clusters are labeled with the origin (4 for 4chan, D for The Donald, and G for Gab) and the meme name. To ease readability, we do not display all labels, abbreviate meme names, and only show an excerpt of all relationships. Smug Anime Face He will not divide us Costanza DemotivationalPosters Smug Polandball Anime Forty Keks Absolutely Disgusting Face Doom Paul Its Happening POTENTIAI forty keks IT DIDN'T MAVE TO END LIKE ABSOLUTELY DISGUSTIN REAT AGAIN Make America Colbertposting Great Again . Smug Frog Dubs/Check'em Computer Reaction Faces Apu Apustaja Reaction Images Wojak/ Feels Guy This is bait. 60's Spiderman Bait this is Bait Into the Trash it goes Sad Frog smug eastern Happy Merchant Counter Signa Memes IKNOW THAT FEEL BRO Baneposting autistic screeching Pepe the Frog I Know that Feel Bro WHY Tony Kornheiser's Why Feels Good Laughing Tom Donald Trump's Murica Angry Pepe Cruise Well Autistic Screeching Spurdo Sparde Figure 7: Visualization of the obtained clusters from /pol/, The Donald, and Gab Well would you look at that... Since the left can't meme we get labeled as hateful.
4chan, America, and Anime: Researchers Studied 160 Milliorn
 Memes and Found Most of Them
 Come From Two Websites
 A study of hundreds of millions of images from Reddit,
 4chan, Gab, and Twitter reveals how memes spread.
 Samantha Cole
 Jun 12 2018,10:27am
 产ブ
 Researchers at University College London developed a new way to
 measure how memes are made and spread. What they found won't
 surprise anyone who's peered into the darker parts of the internet in the
 last few years: The most toxic, yet most effectively spread, memes are first
 shared on two places, the subreddit r/the_donald and 4chan's "politically
 incorrect" forum, called /pol/

 Smug Frog Meme
 Image
 Cluster 1
 Cluster N
 Figure 1: An example of a meme (Smug Frog) that provides an intu-
 ition of what an image, a cluster, and a meme is.

 When?
 Where?
 What?
 Who?
 How
 apustaja sad-frog
 savepepe
 pepe
 smug-frog-asmug-frog-b anti-meme
 0.6
 o 0.4
 0.2
 0.0
 Figure 6: Inter-cluster distance between all clusters with frog memes. Clusters are labeled with the origin (4 for 4chan, D for The Donald, and
 G for Gab) and the meme name. To ease readability, we do not display all labels, abbreviate meme names, and only show an excerpt of all
 relationships.

 Smug Anime Face
 He will not divide us Costanza
 DemotivationalPosters
 Smug Polandball
 Anime
 Forty Keks
 Absolutely
 Disgusting
 Face
 Doom Paul Its
 Happening
 POTENTIAI
 forty keks
 IT DIDN'T MAVE TO
 END LIKE
 ABSOLUTELY
 DISGUSTIN
 REAT AGAIN
 Make America
 Colbertposting
 Great Again .
 Smug Frog
 Dubs/Check'em
 Computer Reaction Faces
 Apu Apustaja
 Reaction Images
 Wojak/
 Feels Guy
 This is bait.
 60's Spiderman
 Bait this is Bait
 Into the Trash
 it goes
 Sad Frog
 smug eastern
 Happy Merchant
 Counter Signa
 Memes
 IKNOW THAT FEEL BRO
 Baneposting
 autistic screeching
 Pepe the Frog
 I Know that
 Feel Bro
 WHY
 Tony Kornheiser's
 Why
 Feels Good
 Laughing Tom Donald Trump's Murica
 Angry Pepe
 Cruise
 Well
 Autistic Screeching
 Spurdo Sparde
 Figure 7: Visualization of the obtained clusters from /pol/, The Donald, and Gab
Well would you look at that... Since the left can't meme we get labeled as hateful.

Well would you look at that... Since the left can't meme we get labeled as hateful.

Children, Future, and Memes: #ProtectTPS @lvanCejaTV #BREAKING A federal Judge has blocked @realDonaldTrump's effort to shut-down DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals. He has ordered the administration to resume accepting renewal applications for DACA. Follow @undocumedia for updates on DACA. Repost @IvanCejatv: A federal judge has blocked President Donald Trump's effort to shut-down the Obama-era program that provides quasi-legal status and work permits to foreigners who entered the U.S. illegally as children. In a ruling Tuesday evening, San Francisco-based U.S. District Court judge William Alsup ordered the administration to resume accepting renewal applications for the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, better known as DACA. Alsup said Attorney General Jeff Sessions' conclusion that the program was illegal appeared to be "based on a flawed legal premise." Unless halted by a higher court, the ruling will allow former DACA recipients who failed to renew by an October 5 deadline a chance to submit renewal applications and will also require the administration to allow renewal of applications expiring in the future. The decision does not permit new applications for DACA status. If the judge's order remains in place, it could also roil ongoing legislative efforts on DACA by undercutting the urgency many advocates have expressed, calling for legislation to be passed before large numbers of Dreamers begin losing their protected status in March. Source: Politico
Children, Future, and Memes:  #ProtectTPS
 @lvanCejaTV
 #BREAKING A federal Judge has
 blocked @realDonaldTrump's effort to
 shut-down DACA (Deferred Action for
 Childhood Arrivals. He has ordered the
 administration to resume accepting
 renewal applications for DACA.
Follow @undocumedia for updates on DACA. Repost @IvanCejatv: A federal judge has blocked President Donald Trump's effort to shut-down the Obama-era program that provides quasi-legal status and work permits to foreigners who entered the U.S. illegally as children. In a ruling Tuesday evening, San Francisco-based U.S. District Court judge William Alsup ordered the administration to resume accepting renewal applications for the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, better known as DACA. Alsup said Attorney General Jeff Sessions' conclusion that the program was illegal appeared to be "based on a flawed legal premise." Unless halted by a higher court, the ruling will allow former DACA recipients who failed to renew by an October 5 deadline a chance to submit renewal applications and will also require the administration to allow renewal of applications expiring in the future. The decision does not permit new applications for DACA status. If the judge's order remains in place, it could also roil ongoing legislative efforts on DACA by undercutting the urgency many advocates have expressed, calling for legislation to be passed before large numbers of Dreamers begin losing their protected status in March. Source: Politico

Follow @undocumedia for updates on DACA. Repost @IvanCejatv: A federal judge has blocked President Donald Trump's effort to shut-down the Ob...

Food, Melania Trump, and Memes: Donald Trump's White House Infested with Mice, Roaches and Ants @balleralert Donald Trump's White House Infested with Mice, Roaches and Ants – blogged by @MsJennyb ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ NBC 4 Washington has obtained several hundred White House work orders, which include several requests to deal with an infestation of mice, cockroaches, and ants. According to reports, mice have been spotted in the situation room and the Navy mess food service area of the historic landmark and home of the Celebrity-in-chief. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Cockroaches have been seen in at least four other parts of the White House, while ants have made a home in the chief of staff’s office. However, extermination demands weren’t the only maintenance requirements included in the work order. One request asked for a redecoration of national security adviser H.R. McMaster, while another requested a new Oval Office toilet seat. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ The mice issue dates back to at least two years, however, other requests from 2017, include new furniture for White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer and drapery installation in Melania Trump’s second-floor East Wing office. Although the work orders vary, the U.S. General Service Administration (GSA) says the entire process is a lot of work, considering the age of the building. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ “It’s an enormous job. GSA is assigned to manage that job,” former GSA Inspector said. “GSA hires contractors and subcontractors for the [maintenance] work. Then the agency must watch over the contractors.” ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ “They are old buildings,” he said. “Any of us who have old houses know old houses need a lot of work.”
Food, Melania Trump, and Memes: Donald Trump's White House
 Infested with Mice, Roaches and
 Ants
 @balleralert
Donald Trump's White House Infested with Mice, Roaches and Ants – blogged by @MsJennyb ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ NBC 4 Washington has obtained several hundred White House work orders, which include several requests to deal with an infestation of mice, cockroaches, and ants. According to reports, mice have been spotted in the situation room and the Navy mess food service area of the historic landmark and home of the Celebrity-in-chief. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Cockroaches have been seen in at least four other parts of the White House, while ants have made a home in the chief of staff’s office. However, extermination demands weren’t the only maintenance requirements included in the work order. One request asked for a redecoration of national security adviser H.R. McMaster, while another requested a new Oval Office toilet seat. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ The mice issue dates back to at least two years, however, other requests from 2017, include new furniture for White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer and drapery installation in Melania Trump’s second-floor East Wing office. Although the work orders vary, the U.S. General Service Administration (GSA) says the entire process is a lot of work, considering the age of the building. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ “It’s an enormous job. GSA is assigned to manage that job,” former GSA Inspector said. “GSA hires contractors and subcontractors for the [maintenance] work. Then the agency must watch over the contractors.” ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ “They are old buildings,” he said. “Any of us who have old houses know old houses need a lot of work.”

Donald Trump's White House Infested with Mice, Roaches and Ants – blogged by @MsJennyb ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ NBC 4 Washington has obtained several...

Donald Trump, Memes, and Taken: Pentagon Accidentally Retweets Message Calling For Donald Trump's Resignation @balleralert Pentagon Accidentally Retweets Message Calling For Donald Trump's Resignation - blogged by @baetoven_ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ On Thursday, the US Department of Defense mistakenly retweeted a message that included a call for DonaldTrump's resignation. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ The original message was tweeted from an account belonging to an anti-Trump activist. Part of the tweet read, "Donald Trump: Resign from the presidency." The rest of the tweet called for Roy Moore and Al Franken to step down from their positions following recent sexual abuse allegations. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ The Pentagon's primary account retweeted the message to its 5.2 million followers, but quickly deleted it. However, Twitter users had already taken screenshots of the retweet and passed it around the social network. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ One user even tweeted, "Looks like that ex-Twitter employee found a new gig at the Pentagon," in reference to an incident earlier this month when a Twitter employee deactivated Trump's account. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Dana White, Chief Pentagon spokesperson, gave an explanation via Twitter of how the error occurred, saying: ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ "An authorized operator of the @DeptofDefense's official Twitter site erroneously retweeted content that would not be endorsed by the Department of Defense. The operator caught this error and immediately deleted it."
Donald Trump, Memes, and Taken: Pentagon Accidentally Retweets
 Message Calling For Donald
 Trump's Resignation
 @balleralert
Pentagon Accidentally Retweets Message Calling For Donald Trump's Resignation - blogged by @baetoven_ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ On Thursday, the US Department of Defense mistakenly retweeted a message that included a call for DonaldTrump's resignation. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ The original message was tweeted from an account belonging to an anti-Trump activist. Part of the tweet read, "Donald Trump: Resign from the presidency." The rest of the tweet called for Roy Moore and Al Franken to step down from their positions following recent sexual abuse allegations. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ The Pentagon's primary account retweeted the message to its 5.2 million followers, but quickly deleted it. However, Twitter users had already taken screenshots of the retweet and passed it around the social network. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ One user even tweeted, "Looks like that ex-Twitter employee found a new gig at the Pentagon," in reference to an incident earlier this month when a Twitter employee deactivated Trump's account. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Dana White, Chief Pentagon spokesperson, gave an explanation via Twitter of how the error occurred, saying: ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ "An authorized operator of the @DeptofDefense's official Twitter site erroneously retweeted content that would not be endorsed by the Department of Defense. The operator caught this error and immediately deleted it."

Pentagon Accidentally Retweets Message Calling For Donald Trump's Resignation - blogged by @baetoven_ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ On Thursday, the US De...

Doe, Donald Trump, and Memes: Judge Blocks Trump's Military Ban on Transgender Service Members @balleralert Judge Blocks Trump's Military Ban on Transgender Service Members - Blogged by: @RaquelHarrisTV ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ On Monday, Washington, D.C. Federal Court Judge Colleen Koller-Kotelly blocked Donald Trump's ban on transgender people serving in the military. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Trump issued his presidential memorandum in late August. Two of its sections were blocked: his reinstatement of the ban on transgender service members and the ability to recruit openly transgender people for the military, which became effective in June of 2016. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ The judge said she made her ruling based off the "disapproval of transgender people generally.” ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ “There is absolutely no support for the claim that the ongoing service of transgender people would have any negative effective on the military at all,” the judge wrote in a strongly worded, 76-page ruling. “In fact, there is considerable evidence that it is the discharge and banning of such individuals that would have such effects.” ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ However, the judge did rule in favor of government funds not being used for sex-change operations. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ This case was centered around Jane Doe v. Donald Trump, a lawsuit brought upon by current transgender service members who were against the ban. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ The controversy all began with Trump's tweet from late July that wrote he would not allow transgender people to serve "in any capacity in the U.S. military."
Doe, Donald Trump, and Memes: Judge Blocks Trump's Military Ban on
 Transgender Service Members
 @balleralert
Judge Blocks Trump's Military Ban on Transgender Service Members - Blogged by: @RaquelHarrisTV ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ On Monday, Washington, D.C. Federal Court Judge Colleen Koller-Kotelly blocked Donald Trump's ban on transgender people serving in the military. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Trump issued his presidential memorandum in late August. Two of its sections were blocked: his reinstatement of the ban on transgender service members and the ability to recruit openly transgender people for the military, which became effective in June of 2016. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ The judge said she made her ruling based off the "disapproval of transgender people generally.” ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ “There is absolutely no support for the claim that the ongoing service of transgender people would have any negative effective on the military at all,” the judge wrote in a strongly worded, 76-page ruling. “In fact, there is considerable evidence that it is the discharge and banning of such individuals that would have such effects.” ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ However, the judge did rule in favor of government funds not being used for sex-change operations. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ This case was centered around Jane Doe v. Donald Trump, a lawsuit brought upon by current transgender service members who were against the ban. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ The controversy all began with Trump's tweet from late July that wrote he would not allow transgender people to serve "in any capacity in the U.S. military."

Judge Blocks Trump's Military Ban on Transgender Service Members - Blogged by: @RaquelHarrisTV ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ On Monday, Washington, D....

Africa, Ali, and America: u/ZeroTenenbaum 2d i.redd.it happiest camper Our parents and grand parents had Muhammad Ali. I don't care if they lived in America or Africa or China or India - they knew about Muhammad Ali and they saw him take his stances against injustice and whether they liked him or hated him, he started a conversation. When Colin Kaepernick took a stand, he was sidelined. Maligned. The overlords tried to end his career and shut him the fuck up. In March, Donald Trump - the most powerful man in the world by a wide margin - said that no team will sign him because they don't want to get a nasty tweet from him if they do. But then the unthinkable happened. Other NFL players started saying "enough is enough - there is injustice in our society and we need to address it". He started a movement. Dozens of players are now taking a stand. Michael Bennett is drawing attention to profiling. These are players who were told explicitly not to ever take a stand, and now they're participating in a debate. It's just talking! The best ideas will win! But before Kaep, you couldn't chime in without being penalized - badly - professionally - that's over. Kaep took a risk and sacrificed everything and, in doing so, changed everything. And for all of u who are gonna pop off saying Kaep is racist...bear in mind that his adoptive parents Rick and Teresa are a rural white couple from Wisconsin and cheer him on at all his games and love him and support him in his mission so good luck with that! Everybody needs heroes and he's one of mine. Bless up 🇺🇸
Africa, Ali, and America: u/ZeroTenenbaum 2d i.redd.it
 happiest camper
Our parents and grand parents had Muhammad Ali. I don't care if they lived in America or Africa or China or India - they knew about Muhammad Ali and they saw him take his stances against injustice and whether they liked him or hated him, he started a conversation. When Colin Kaepernick took a stand, he was sidelined. Maligned. The overlords tried to end his career and shut him the fuck up. In March, Donald Trump - the most powerful man in the world by a wide margin - said that no team will sign him because they don't want to get a nasty tweet from him if they do. But then the unthinkable happened. Other NFL players started saying "enough is enough - there is injustice in our society and we need to address it". He started a movement. Dozens of players are now taking a stand. Michael Bennett is drawing attention to profiling. These are players who were told explicitly not to ever take a stand, and now they're participating in a debate. It's just talking! The best ideas will win! But before Kaep, you couldn't chime in without being penalized - badly - professionally - that's over. Kaep took a risk and sacrificed everything and, in doing so, changed everything. And for all of u who are gonna pop off saying Kaep is racist...bear in mind that his adoptive parents Rick and Teresa are a rural white couple from Wisconsin and cheer him on at all his games and love him and support him in his mission so good luck with that! Everybody needs heroes and he's one of mine. Bless up 🇺🇸

Our parents and grand parents had Muhammad Ali. I don't care if they lived in America or Africa or China or India - they knew about Muhammad...