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Weaponized meme

Japanese-created anime girl takes on ISIS

By WITW Staff on September 6, 2015

After ISIS killed two Japanese hostages earlier this year, social media users struck back and created ISIS-chan, an anti-extremist female anime character meant to “disturb” the group’s propaganda. “My goal is to fill search results of ISIS with me. Can you help me?” one of the memes featuring ISIS-chan asks. ISIS-chan wears all black, has green hair and loves melons. She is regularly shown holding a knife—to be used on the muskmelon fruit, not for terrorism.

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