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[Pocket-lint.com : Latest News] <br>22-year-old Shane Fitzgerald added a fake quote to French composer Maurice Jarre\'s Wikipedia page after Jarre\'s death, which then appeared in obituaries published in the Guardian, the London Independent, on the BBC Music Magazine website and in Indian and Australian newspapers.
[TECH.BLORGE.com] Wikipedia quote hoax has newspapers backtracking - TECH.BLORGE.com: Amongst those taken in by the hoax were The Guardian, The Independent, The Daily Mail, the BBC, and several Indian and Australian newspapers. Most have now removed the quote but many blogs and Web sites are still repeating it as fact.
[FlashNews] FlashNews: Wiki Watch Me Quote You: Upon the death of French composer Maurice Jarre, Shane Fitzgerald posted a fake quote in the Wikipedia article on Jarre. Some European, Indian and Australian dailies picked up the quote for their obituaries, including the Guardian (um, .
[The Internet Patrol] Journalists Caught Using Wikipedia as Primary Source - The ...: Sure enough, around the world obituaries for Jarre included the bogus quote, incuding in newspapers in India, Australia, and Britain (and including British newspapers The Guardian and The London Independent, and on the BBC Music Magazine website.
[WebProNews - Social Media] Irish College Student Dupes Media With Wikipedia Hoax | WebProNews: The quote and, weeks later, retractions were published in the Guardian, the London Independent, the BBC Music Magazine, and in Indian and Australian papers. Fitzgerald said he expected bloggers to fall for it, not so much the mainstream press.
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[Web 3.0 Technology.com] WordPress Design | Irish College Student Dupes Media With ...: The quote and, weeks later, retractions were published in the Guardian, the London Independent, the BBC Music Magazine, and in Indian and Australian papers. Fitzgerald said he expected bloggers to fall for it, not so much the mainstream press.
[Kumaran Technology World] Irish student fools journos with Wikipedia | Kumaran Technology World: Fitzgerald had invented a Jarre quote which read, “One could say my life itself has been one long soundtrack. Music was my life, music brought me to life, and music is how I will be remembered long after I leave this life.” It continued, “When I die there will be a final waltz playing in my head, that only I can hear.”
[Blippitt] Student's Wikipedia Hoax Goes Global | Blippitt: The fake quote remained undiscovered for weeks until Fitzgerald e-mailed the publications in question and notified them that they had published an inaccurate quote.
[Stuff.co.nz - Stuff] Wikipedia hoax dupes journalists - technology | Stuff.co.nz: The 22-year-old sociology and economics student at University College Dublin said he had expected blogs and perhaps small newspapers to use the quotes but did not believe major publications would rely on Wikipedia without further checks. "I was wrong.
[Memex 1.1] Memex 1.1 » Blog Archive » Another Wikipedia hoax: Music was my life, music brought me to life, and music is how I will be remembered long after I leave this life. When I die there will be a final waltz playing in my head, that only I can hear,” Jarre was quoted as saying.
[DaTechguy's Blog] Good thing we have mainstream journalists”¦ « DaTechguy's Blog: The Irish Times said that despite some newspapers removing the quote from their websites or carrying a correction and the fact that it had been dropped by Wikipedia, it remained intact on dozens of blogs, websites and newspapers. (emphasis mine)
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