How to make a fake quotation

How to make a fake quotationEven an innocent mistake can distort the words of a famous man.


How lost punctuation, a magician, and Twitter’s 140-character limit created a fake Martin Luther King Jr. quote. From Megan McCardle at The Atlantic magazine:

"Yesterday, I saw a quote from Martin Luther King Jr. fly across my Twitter feed:  "I mourn the loss of thousands of precious lives, but I will not rejoice in the death of one, not even an enemy." – Martin Luther King, Jr".  I was about to retweet it, but I hesitated.  It didn’t sound right.  After some Googling, I determined that it was probably fake, which I blogged about last night.

Here’s the story of how that quote was created…"

Anatomy of a Fake Quotation, The Atlantic>>

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