Using jujutsu on misinformation


Jujutsu developed to combat the samurai of feudal Japan as a method for defeating an armed and armored opponent in which one uses no weapon, or only a short weapon. These techniques were developed around the principle of using an attacker’s energy against him, rather than directly opposing it.

Many internet memes try to spread conspiracies and confusion. Yet, for many it is providing much needed narrative to help make sense of the world in an environment where no one can be trusted.

Instead of fighting misinformation head on, is it effective to shape it and nudge it in the right direction?

The left is the original meme. The right, hmm, do you see the difference?