Whoops… I got pulled into that one – apologies to all the archaeologists and historians that actually know their facts – I posted this one on my personal FB page thinking it was real because of where it had come from. *sighs* I hope I didn’t upset anyone!
Originally posted on The Belle Jar:
If there is one thing that drives me absolutely bananas, it’s people spreading misinformation via social media under the guise of “educating”. I’ve seen this happen in several ways – through infographics that twist data in ways that support a conclusion that is ultimately false, or else through “meaningful” quotes falsely attributed to various celebrities, or by cobbling together a few actual facts with statements that are patently untrue to create something that seems plausible on the surface but is, in fact, full of crap.