Pepe

Memes

Researchers Studied 160 Million Memes and Found Most of Them Come From Two Websites

A study of hundreds of millions of images from Reddit, 4chan, Gab, and Twitter reveals how memes spread.
Samantha Cole
6.12.18
In Moderation

Here’s Facebook’s Internal Policy on Pepe the Frog

The far-right adopted Pepe the Frog as its own symbol of intolerance. Breaking with its policy of allowing fictional characters to push hateful messages, Facebook banned certain images of Pepe, according to internal documents.
Joseph Cox
5.25.18
Alex Jones

Matt Furie Is Winning His Fight to Liberate Pepe from the Far Right

“The goal is to keep up this enforcement so that no one out there is using Pepe in connection with hateful messages and expecting to make any money off of it.”
Matthew Gault
4.6.18
cryptocurrency

This Guy Lives on a Yacht He Bought With Money He Made Selling 'Pepe Cash'

"I definitely got my 27-footer directly thanks to the major rise in Rare Pepe and Pepe Cash price."
Sébastien Wesolowski
2.14.18
very rare

I Went to the First Live Auction for Rare Pepes on the Blockchain

When the establishment art world butts up against memes and Bitcoin.
Jessica Klein
1.19.18
Pepe

This Is the First Copyright Infringement Lawsuit Filed Against a Pepe Meme Maker

The defendant will suggest to a federal court that her appropriation of Pepe is protected on "religious grounds as a Kekistani."
Matthew Gault
10.5.17
Pepe the Frog

A Texas Assistant Principal Wrote an Alt-Right Children's Book

Author Eric Hauser denies the book has racist themes. Source materials provided by his illustrator tell a different story.
Matthew Gault
8.15.17
Memes

Pepe Is Banned From the Apple App Store

Apple says Pepe is 'objectionable content.' Feels bad, man.
Jason Koebler
Louise Matsakis
6.9.17
Trolls Gonna Troll

How 4Chan's Structure Creates a 'Survival of the Fittest' for Memes

High turnover and a battle for attention breeds offensive but viral content.
Corin Faife
6.1.17
Memes of Production

From Pepe the Frog to Pepe Le Pen: The Life and Times of a Political Meme

We hardly knew ye.
Meaghan Beatley
5.8.17
Shadow Brokers

The Password to the Latest NSA Leak Is a 4chan Meme

REEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE.
Sarah Jeong
4.18.17
Memes

Meme Collectors Are Using the Blockchain to Keep Rare Pepes Rare

Only the dankest, please.
Corin Faife
1.27.17