Einstein and a Theory of Disinformation
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...