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Improperly attributed quotes #4584646
11/25/17 04:51 PM
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OVERKILL Offline OP
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Recently got in a bit of a banter with a friend of mine on Facebook who shared a modified version of Theodore Roosevelt's speech on immigration to sound Canadian and falsely attributed it to Sir. Wilfred Laurier. When I indicated that this quote belonged to Roosevelt and not Laurier, she stated that it didn't matter who said it, she just liked what it said. We had a bit of a back-and-forth on the subject and I left it on me falsely attributing Herman Goering's quote from the Nuremberg Trials to Winston Churchill (not indicating to her who actually said it) to illustrate the fantasy that perverting history doesn't matter. She has not replied as of yet.

From fake Einstein quotes, which seem to be the most rampant, to this sort of garbage. What the heck happened to people fact-checking the information they share? It would seem that in the age of "click-and-share" media that the rigours of fact-checking have gone by the wayside because that extra few seconds of work is either too much, or it if the attribution changed to a less admirable figure, it would have an impact on the elation felt from sharing words ascribed to a revered public figure.


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Re: Improperly attributed quotes [Re: OVERKILL] #4584661
11/25/17 05:11 PM
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Let me ask this. Do the majority of people on Facebook spend time crafting a well written post or do they just quickly post information and don't care as to the accuracy of the post?


I deleted my FB account a few years ago and don't miss it one bit. I find it was the biggest waste of time for me personally.


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Re: Improperly attributed quotes [Re: OVERKILL] #4584663
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They fact check on Facebook or using a random Google search.


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Re: Improperly attributed quotes [Re: OVERKILL] #4584666
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Re: Improperly attributed quotes [Re: rooflessVW] #4584670
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Originally Posted By: rooflessVW
"America is all about speed. Hot, nasty, bad-[censored] speed"

-Eleanor Roosevelt


LOL!!!


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Re: Improperly attributed quotes [Re: JC1] #4584671
11/25/17 05:22 PM
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Originally Posted By: JC1
Let me ask this. Do the majority of people on Facebook spend time crafting a well written post or do they just quickly post information and don't care as to the accuracy of the post?


I deleted my FB account a few years ago and don't miss it one bit. I find it was the biggest waste of time for me personally.



Depends on what you are into. Many of the posts on activist groups, like those about the hydro disaster in the province are indeed well-crafted.


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Re: Improperly attributed quotes [Re: OVERKILL] #4584673
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Re: Improperly attributed quotes [Re: OVERKILL] #4584700
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Originally Posted By: OVERKILL
Originally Posted By: JC1
Let me ask this. Do the majority of people on Facebook spend time crafting a well written post or do they just quickly post information and don't care as to the accuracy of the post?


I deleted my FB account a few years ago and don't miss it one bit. I find it was the biggest waste of time for me personally.



Depends on what you are into. Many of the posts on activist groups, like those about the hydro disaster in the province are indeed well-crafted.


If Facebook can help remove the Liberals from power in Ontario then sign me back up. I won't hold my breath.

I'm sure there are good posts on FB, but I'm not interested. I must be getting old. Lol.


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Re: Improperly attributed quotes [Re: OVERKILL] #4584702
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Originally Posted By: OVERKILL
Facebook


There's your problem right there. shrug

Re: Improperly attributed quotes [Re: OVERKILL] #4584705
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FaceBook is a distortion of reality people eventually believe as news, fact and lives.

I don't even think FaceBook and twitter realize the incredible power as a platform to shape our world.

Re: Improperly attributed quotes [Re: OVERKILL] #4584714
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Re: Improperly attributed quotes [Re: OVERKILL] #4584715
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It's amazing how people believe what they want, and dismiss what they don't want to.


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Re: Improperly attributed quotes [Re: OVERKILL] #4584728
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Originally Posted By: OVERKILL
....What the heck happened to people fact-checking the information they share?
crackmeup crackmeup crackmeup

Seriously, I've been facing this for nearly 40yrs now. Fact is many are not interested in the truth when it makes them look bad, nor runs counter to their own 'beliefs'.

"A Lie Can Get Half-Way Around The World Before The Truth Ever Gets Its Boots On" - Mark Twain.


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Re: Improperly attributed quotes [Re: OVERKILL] #4584741
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I'm embarrassed for my Facebook friends that constantly post fake news or share a post about a missing person that a quick Google search shows they're back safely home.


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Re: Improperly attributed quotes [Re: OVERKILL] #4584752
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