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Einstein and a Theory of Disinformation

Posted on AllSides June 5th, 2023
From The Center
OPINION

A decade ago, Ivanka Trump offered her Twitter followers a bit of wisdom from one of the world’s favorite geniuses to impress her legions of Twitter followers. “If the facts don’t fit the theory, change the facts. — Albert Einstein.”

There was one problem: Einstein never said that.

Few noticed the tweet, let alone the mistake. That is until Einstein himself returned from the dead to correct her, in a comment on the post.

I know this story because I am Albert Einstein — at least on social media, where, these days, he...

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https://www.nytimes.com/2023/06/04/opinion/einstein-disinformation.html

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