Memes are in an of themselves not bad. But when harnessed by harmful actors, they can be incredibly dangerous.

To discuss memes and how the far-right has weaponized them, I was joined by Dr. Heather Suzanne Woods from Kansas State University and Leslie A. Hahner from Baylor University to talk about their book Make America Meme Again: The Rhetoric of the Alt-Right.

We talked about how memes have created a new universal way of communicating between online communities, how the far-right has weaponized memes, how people go from sharing memes to marching in white supremacist rallies and whether the left can hope to match this new way of communicating.