12/17/2012.6: Everything on the Internet is True

December 17, 2012

Another report from The Verge, this one about how millions of netizens were suckered into sharing a falsely-attributed message.

The message is a writeup on how horribly the media covered the Newtown, Connecticut massacre last Friday, and it was said to be written by Morgan Freeman. The problem is that Morgan Freeman didn’t write it! But for what it’s worth, I agree with almost every word of the faux-Morgan Freeman message, and I recommend reading it which you can find stapled to The Verge’s article linked to above.

Above all though, this serves as a healthy reminder that not everything published to the web is completely accurate.

via the @verge Twitter account

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