From the Abstract: "There is no shortage of conspiratorial thinking at the moment, and also 'research on conspiracy theories is currently thriving' (Butter & Knight 2016: 1). However, very little has been said about conspiracy theorising online and the digital infrastructures for conspiracy theorising, and even less about the exact shape of conspiracy theory discourse online, or how conspiracy theories are constructed and circulated making use of digital affordances. This paper is an attempt to fill some of that gap, by examining memes as a genre for conspiracy theorising online."
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