10 social media memes that shaped U.S. politics in 2012

12/31/2012 | Politico (Washington, D.C.)

Social media played a major role in U.S. political discourse in 2012, Steve Friess writes. Social memes helped burnish the image of President Barack Obama and helped undermine Mitt Romney's presidential campaign, he writes. Notable moments from planned events such as party conventions and debates were fodder for social memes, but so were apolitical moments, such as a video of a little girl crying because she was sick of hearing about the election.

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