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Why political parties post memes

Have you been scrolling through your Facebook feed lately and come across a political meme? It’s not unlikely, given that political meme pages are getting more likes and reactions than ever. Whether you’re a greens supporter, a conservative liberal, a communist or anything in between, there are memes for all sides of the political spectrum.

But what’s the point? Why do these pages post political memes? And what makes a good meme anyway? 

2ser Breakfast producer Micaela Savage spoke to Connor Wherrett, the founder of Labor’s ALP Spicy Meme Stash, and Dr Francesco Bailo from the University of Technology Sydney’s Department of Digital and Social Media, about the impact of political memes on youth engagement in politics. 

 

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