Thursday, May 07, 2009

Irish student's Wikipedia hoax dupes newspapers by AFP: Yahoo! Tech

Sign of the times…

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.

Shane Fitzgerald, 22, a final-year student studying sociology and economics at University College Dublin, told the newspaper he placed the quote on the website as an experiment when doing research on globalisation.

Irish student's Wikipedia hoax dupes newspapers by AFP: Yahoo! Tech

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