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Penny Talks Politics at the Independent

Penny Talks Politics at the Independent

Squad grad Penny Andrews has written a piece for the Independent on the rise of political memes, particularly surrounding female MP Yvette Cooper.

“The most frightening examples were those that used violent language like “traitor” and “sabotage”, because they contribute to the normalising of that kind of discourse that led to Jo Cox’s death, and those who perhaps did not get hundreds of likes or shares or follows, but sent tweets daily to Yvette Cooper and her supporters, with homemade collages of memes or the same meme constantly,” writes Penny.

You can read the piece in full here.

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