Are memes going corporate? Instagram is hiring its first 'meme manager'

Our online columnist Elamin Abdelmahmoud unpacks the rift between Instagram and meme accounts — and how the social media platform is now trying to smooth things over.
Instagram has announced that they are hiring for a new strategic partnerships manager who will work with meme content creators. (Carl Court/Getty Images)

Elamin Abdelmahmoud is Buzzfeed's social media editor and q's online columnist. Every couple of weeks, he brings us up to speed on the big headlines taking over the internet right now.

This week, he joins guest host Nana aba Duncan to unpack the rift between Instagram and meme accounts. The social media platform recently announced that it's looking to hire its first strategic partnership manager to "work with emerging digital media publishers" — otherwise known as meme accounts. This raises the question: are memes going corporate now? Abdelmahmoud tells us more.

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