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Authors: Rifka Sibarani 1 and Stephen Miller 2

Affiliations: 1 Communications Department at Universitas Atmajaya Yogyakarya, and Indonesia ; 2 Charles Darwin University and Australia

ISBN: 978-989-758-313-1

Keyword(s): memes, hashtags, political humour, Donald Trump, social movements

Abstract: Internet memes and hashtags have become integral to contemporary politics, having grown from relatively peripheral entertainment to often playing significant roles in the success or failure of a political movement. When a hashtag or meme goes viral, for example with #OccupyWallStreet; #BlackLivesMatter; and #EqualMarriage, it marks significant in-roads for a campaign and sends a warning to opponents. Many memes and hashtags have emerged in the early stage of Donald Trump’s presidency in the USA. Even though it is less than eight months old at this time of writing, his presidency has been highly controversial, and has drawn significant opposition from across the political spectrum. This paper discusses the role of satirical memes and hashtags in anti-racist campaigns opposing Trump’s policies in three areas: his policies on Muslim immigration, Mexican immigration, and the controversy around the removal of statues and monuments celebrating leaders of the pro-Slavery confederate states i n the United States Civil War of 1861-65. (More)

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Paper citation in several formats:
Sibarani, R. and Miller, S. (2017). Digital Humour and Oppositional Social Movements During the Trump Presidency.In 4th INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON SOCIAL AND POLITICAL SCIENCES - Volume 1: IcoSaPS, ISBN 978-989-758-313-1, pages 1-1. DOI: 10.5220/0007034600010001

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JO - 4th INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON SOCIAL AND POLITICAL SCIENCES - Volume 1: IcoSaPS,
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SN - 978-989-758-313-1
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AU - Miller, S.
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