Memes and Chan Culture

March 30th, 2021 · 24 mins 25 secs

About this Episode

Guests Blyth Crawford and Florence Keen join Right Rising to give us a deep dive into Chan culture and the particular media - and memes - created by Chan users. Along with host Augusta Dell'Omo, Blyth and Florence explore the ambivalent relationship between mainstream social media and Chan sites and how that complicates de-platforming efforts. Breaking down the Black Lives Matter movement and the COVID-19 pandemic's impact on Chan culture, Blyth and Florence explore how Chan platforms use humor to dispense racist and misogynistic messages. For the study conducted by Blyth and Florence - now publicly available - visit here.