A Mass Murder of, and for, the Internet

Posted in: Internet Use/New Technologies at 16/03/2019 23:44

Before entering a mosque in Christchurch, New Zealand, the site of one of the deadliest mass murders in the country’s history, a gunman paused to endorse a YouTube star in a video that appeared to capture the shooting.

“Remember, lads, subscribe to PewDiePie,” he said.

To an untrained eye, this would have seemed like a bizarre detour.

But the people watching the video stream recognized it as something entirely different: a meme.
https://www.nytimes.com/2019/03/15/technology/facebook-youtube-christchurch-shooting.html

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