Mangled To Meme In Less Than Two Days: The Fake Quotation That Went Viral
A woman's Facebook status gets mixed up with a Martin Luther King Jr. quote and is shared by thousands on social networks.
After the death of Osama bin Laden, a large number of quotes have been making their way across social networking sites, expressing the feelings of people around the world. However, one quote was accidentally attributed to Martin Luther King Jr. when actually it came from a young English teacher working in Japan, Jessica Dovey. Dovey updated her Facebook status with a personal thought followed by a MLK quotation:
I will mourn the loss of thousands of precious lives, but I will not rejoice in the death of one, not even an enemy. “Returning hate for hate multiplies hate, adding deeper darkness to a night already devoid of stars. Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate, only love can do that.” MLK Jr.