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Repository for memes that are wrong

Darko Savic
Darko Savic Dec 24, 2021
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A repository for memes that are based on incorrect information. On each page, there would be a meme with a flawed message, accompanied by an explanation of why it is flawed, and possibly one or more corrected memes.
A meme made by a person who was wrong about the facts and the meme reflects that error. The creator could have been biased or just had the wrong information, beliefs, etc. Such memes could be cool/clever/funny - which is what makes them dangerous/shared. They make misinformation go viral.
A picture tells a thousand words, a meme that goes viral tells those words a million times.
Memes are a modern version of folk wisdom. Wrong wisdom spreads stupidity. It does a lot of damage to society.
How it works
The website/repository would have Wikipedia-like moderation system where editors keep each other in check. They should make sure that biases, logical fallacies, political correctness, or wokeness doesn't affect decisions.
Only memes that are wrong can be found on the website. Each meme gets a dedicated page that contains:
  1. the wrong meme
  2. an explanation on why it is wrong
  3. followed by one or more memes that convey the right message on the subject
Potential to spread the message
A typical page on such a repository would have a higher viral potential than just the meme alone because:
  • the wrong meme itself motivates people that agree with it to share it
  • the fact that it's wrong motivates people that don't agree with it to share it
  • those who don't care about memes might share them in an attempt to help others become less wrong
Potential names for the repository
  • wrong.com is for sale (the price is probably absurd)
  • Meme jail
  • Meme quarantine
  • Meme arrest
  • what else?
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General comments

Darryl Koh Yuan Jie
Darryl Koh Yuan Jie3 years ago
There is actually a youtube channel that explains the variety of popular memes and the meaning behind them. Likewise, there are websites such as https://knowyourmeme.com/ that functions as a repository of sorts, though I understand your idea is one that only showcases wrong understanding of memes.
To clarify, you are trying to combat the incorrect use of memes am I right? While it is a feasible idea, I think there are instances where memes are meant to be used ironically and in some cases "wrongly" too. I can't think of one at the moment, but I will update if I do!
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Darko Savic
Darko Savic3 years ago
Darryl Koh Yuan Jie No, I'm getting at memes that were made by a person who was wrong about the facts and the meme reflects their error. They could be biased or just have the wrong information, beliefs, etc. Their meme could be cool - which is what makes it dangerous. It can make misinformation go viral.
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