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What does kek mean?

Kek is an online term with similar meanings to LOL or haha, used especially by gamers. Since the 2016 US presidential election, the Egyptian god Kek, portrayed as Pepe the Frog, has become a symbol of the so-called “alt-right.”

Where does kek come from?

Examples of kek

“Also "Kek" stopped being funny in like 2005.
Kekistanis are the 'How do you do, fellow kids' of Internet memers.”
@Sarochi1 Twitter (May 10, 2017)
“You cannot stop the Army of Kek! I will not bow. I will not break. My fellow kekistanis. Will you follow me one last time?”
@TheArmyOfKek Twitter (May 24, 2017)
“The post urged 4channers to join a Discord forum dubbed 'Operation: Marine Le Kek,' where at any given moment up to about 450 participants are conducting meme 'raids' to hype their candidate and attack her centrist rival, Emmanuel Macron.”
Josh Harkinson, “Inside Marine Le Pen's "Foreign Legion" of American Alt-Right Trolls,” Mother Jones (May 3, 2017)

Who uses kek?

Due to the alt-right’s hijacking of the term kek, it has become linked to the movement’s ties to white supremacy, anti-semitism, and other hateful ideologies, with Kek, usually in some form of Pepe, being used mockingly as a figure of worship. This development is much to the dismay of gamers who enjoyed using kek as an expression of laughter.

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