Lincoln was credited with the quote, "Don't believe everything you read on the internet..."?

...but how is that possible given the fact that the internet was not invented until 1958 and Abraham Lincoln died almost a full century prior, in 1865?

Update:

It was on display in a public library. It makes sense now, but I'm just used to libraries hanging posters with factual information.

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  • Anonymous
    8 years ago
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    It is a joking way of making a serious point. The Internet is full of idiotic "quote websites" that attribute quotes to the wrong person, or just make up quotes and attribute them to some random famous person who never said them.

    This Lincoln "quote" is a deliberately absurd example of this. It's a warning to you not to believe everything you read, whether on the internet, or in a book, or anywhere else; you have to use your critical-thinking facility.

  • ?
    Lv 4
    4 years ago

    Abraham Lincoln Internet Quote

  • pfarr
    Lv 4
    4 years ago

    Abraham Lincoln Internet

  • Anonymous
    5 years ago

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    Lincoln was credited with the quote, "Don't believe everything you read on the internet..."?

    ...but how is that possible given the fact that the internet was not invented until 1958 and Abraham Lincoln died almost a full century prior, in 1865?

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  • Anonymous
    5 years ago

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    Was it Aesop's Fables ... I know for sure there was at least one with a similar moral of don't believe everything you hear.

  • 8 years ago

    Lincoln never said that. Perhaps it's a different Lincoln. That's actually quite likely; it's a pretty common last name.

  • 6 years ago

    The internet was invented in 1723. It was however top secret until 1958. Lincoln made this statement out of frustration because his windmill wasn't providing enough electricity, yet people on the internet were saying this wasn't the problem and that he should rather replace his pewter modem.

    To this day, we don't know what the cause of his internet troubles were.

    Hope this helps.

    Source(s): I have a Phd in American History
  • Anonymous
    5 years ago

    Genesis, Chapter 1, verse 2.

  • 8 years ago

    You probably read this fact on the internet

  • 7 years ago

    wow..... are you dumb

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