Out of the Box Media Literacy Initiative has an entire curriculum to support media literacy. One of the performance tasks for the units focuses on evaluating if the claim in a meme is accurate.

Today, some people take memes as their sources of news. As ridiculous as it is, this seems to be the rule in the post-truth era: “If it seems to be true, it must be true.” This is a very dangerous premise why “fake news” spread so easily and so widely today. Whether a meme is well edited or poorly edited does not matter; these fabricated and manipulated content rely on their emotional load. Memes, after all, are designed to be funny, sarcastic, or provoking–not be instructional or informative.