Friday, May 8, 2009
Irish student's Wikipedia hoax dupes newspapers
An Irish student's fake quote on the Wikipedia online encyclopaedia has been used in newspaper obituaries around the world, the Irish Times reported.
The quote was attributed to French composer Maurice Jarre who died in March.
"I didn't expect it to go that far. I expected it to be in blogs and sites, but on mainstream quality papers? I was very surprised about," he said.
A Z Lynch
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