2016 Presidential internet meme’s, please cite your sources.
Here is the rub. You’re on Facebook or your favorite social media tool, and your in-laws uncle, family member, or friend from high school (you would like to forget), posts a meme that is a blatant lie. What do you do? I got a new idea. We should ask all these people to cite there sources. This might be the professor coming out in me. Lets start creating anti-memes!
So if you now see an outright lie in a meme, you can post the above image with this message, “There is no source listed with your internet meme, or the source you have posted from isn’t credible. To find out if a source is credible or not goto: https://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/588/02/”
My hope is to get more lies off the internet, or to at least make people think about the credibility of their meme before they post it.
What do you think?
Mitchell Eismont is an assistant professor of graphic design at Central State University. His business is called Eismont Designs, which does award winning work. He has worked on socio-political campaigns and is an advocate for human rights.