Why the Bernie Sanders Memes Became So Popular: Backed by Research

BU’s Gianluca Stringhini explains why this meme became so popular through his research.

By Caroline Amato

At the inauguration of President Joe Biden on January 20th, Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders was seen in a winter coat and knit mittens looking not so happy. He was sitting with both his arms and legs crossed in a folding chair. Seen during a glimpse of the audience, this shot has since blown up as a huge internet meme.

Assistant Professor Gianluca Stringhini

Gianluca Stringhini, assistant professor at Boston University’s College of Engineering, recently published a study regarding what makes certain memes go viral. He explains his research in more depth in an article published by The Brink here: http://bit.ly/3u72zUi