Gram Stain

“Conspiracy theories, viral misinformation, and extremist memes [are] all daisy-chained together via a network of accounts with incredible algorithmic reach and millions of collective followers—many of whom, like Alex, are very young. These accounts intersperse TikTok videos and nostalgia memes with anti-vaccination rhetoric, conspiracy theories about George Soros and the Clinton family, and jokes about killing women, Jews, Muslims, and liberals.” Taylor Lorenz: Instagram Is the Internet’s New Home for Hate. (The internet is the internet’s new home for hate.)

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