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A meme, meme or Internet meme is the satirical implementation of a political, cultural or social message by an Internet user, which the user posts on the Internet and which spreads virally via social networks

. Due to the rapid spread, the originator of the meme usually cannot be determined. A meme can be a distorted text, but also a manipulated photo, image or video

. Usually, they are statements said by well-known people in public, which are taken out of context and satirically distorted.

Memes of the statement '. New territory'. netzpolitik.org

Memes of the statement '. New territory'. netzpolitik.org

An example of a meme is the statement made by German Chancellor Angela Merkel during a visit by US President Barack Obama in spring 2013: 'The internet is new territory for all of us'. This statement was satirically textually and graphically edited many times and spread rapidly on the internet.

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Updated at: 14.08.2013
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