Some websites like to illustrate articles with meme pictures, which can be considered as funny or distracting, for instance depending whether you are at work or not. So I want to create a browser add-on to block them.

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QUESTION: Is there a huge list of checksums/fingerprint of meme images, or an API to check whether an image is a meme or not?


  • Identify memes even if resized
  • Fast lookup time, less than a second
  • Works even if the caption has been modified (memes are often the same image with a different caption, see second example above)
  • If you are aware of any Google Chrome extension that can block meme pictures: Meme blocker for Google Chrome – Franck Dernoncourt Feb 10 '16 at 4:14
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    Wouldn't figuring out if there is text written with all capitals using Impact with white text get you pretty close? – svick Feb 10 '16 at 5:13
  • @svick: That would leave a large part of the pictures, for instance the first example above. – Nicolas Raoul Feb 10 '16 at 5:21
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    lazy option: blacklist most likely offending sites...4chan, imgur, etc. you'll lose a lot of non-meme content on each site, but that sounds much, much easier to implement. very interested to see programmatic solutions sprinkled with regex. or something i can't even comprehend. – albert Feb 10 '16 at 6:46
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    @albert : a list of the sites that these are most likely to come from would likely qualify as 'data' and be appropriate as an answer on here, too. – Joe Feb 10 '16 at 14:36

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