How to fight back when your face becomes an out-of-control meme

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You’ve got the “Success Kid,” Gavin, “First Day on the Internet Kid” and many more awkward teens rounding out the ever-growing collection of memes featuring kids. They go insanely viral due to funny faces, gestures and expressions that describe a universal sense of frustration, achievement or utter despair.

But sometimes, these viral photos are snatched from unknowing users’ social media pages and used for nasty and offensive messages. When this happens, life can turn ugly real fast. 

A photo of Hillary Clinton with a 4-year-old lookalike at an October 2015 campaign event in South Carolina started circulating around the web after the photo made it onto the “Hillary for America” Flickr page. The image spread as a meme, but not as a funny or relatable one. Instead, it was twisted from a joyous moment meeting a political hero to a disturbingly dark and vicious sentiment. Read more…

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Source: Mashable

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