How social media and memes play a role in Trump jury selection

As jury selection continues this week in the New York criminal hush money trial against Donald Trump, the former president’s attorneys are keeping a close eye on social media posts, and the memes, prospective jurors have posted to their feeds.

On Tuesday, the defense team sifted through the social media accounts of prospective jurors and their spouses, arguing that any negative posts about their client marked a clear showing of bias that should result in their disqualification. What they uncovered was a rabbit hole of old Facebook jokes and pre-2020s memes about the former president.

Former President Donald Trump talks to members of the media while visiting a bodega, Tuesday, April 16, 2024, whose owner was attacked last year in New York. (AP Photo/Yuki Iwamura)

One prospective juror who was shelved on Tuesday was a man who shared an artificial-intelligence-generated clip of Trump
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