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MLK Quote gone viral: Fake or real? In t

Posted on: May 3, 2011

MLK Quote gone viral: Fake or real? In the age of web 2.0 misinformation can spread like wildfire. The source of the “I mourn the loss…” quote that is going viral right now has been questioned – and also re-posted without question. I did some research adn found a blog post that seems to clarify it for me.

My conclusion? The first line was probably added by mistake, but the rest is real:
http://ow.ly/4M3pP

What do you think? Should we be more careful about re-posting things like this without checking into them? Where does the responsibility for accuracy lie? Do people question what they read in social media enough?

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