Beware of artists

by Kelvin Smith

In 2012, this poster started to appear on the Internet, accompanied by the story that described it as ‘an actual poster’ from the McCarthy era.  Actually it’s what’s called a meme that has spread from person to person on the Internet.  It would be impossible to censor, but it proved very easy to make large numbers of people believe the story of its origins, showing that while it’s more and more difficult to censor images, it’s also more and more difficult to know what to believe.

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