The Far-Right Is Weaponizing Instagram to Recruit Gen Z

Memes are the internet’s new political battleground

Jessica Bateman
OneZero
Published in
6 min readSep 27, 2019

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MMaia is a 14-year-old high school freshman from Oregon. Since January 2019, she’s been organizing strikes at her school to raise awareness about the climate crisis. She’s part of a global movement of youth motivated to demand action, many of them inspired by Swedish campaigner and…

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Jessica Bateman
OneZero

Freelance features writer and correspondent (BBC, Guardian, Wired, Vice) based between the UK and Greece.