Wednesday, 4 May 2011

Anatomy of fake quotation.

The quotation that I used in a previous post and attributed to Martin Luther King does belong to him but not all of it. A teacher posted her thoughts and then the quote. At some point the punctuation separating them got stripped out so they became indistinguishable and then it was tweeted to 1.7 million people. The speed at which information can be spread is now so fast that one accidental quote went round the world.

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