George Orwell’s birthday today, so he’s trending on Twitter. More specifically, the following has been retweeted many thousands of times (and slight variants of it):
If you hate what Snowden has done…“The further a society drifts from truth the more it will hate those who speak it.” ― George Orwell
Of course, any familiarity with Orwell’s work, or two seconds’ cursory googling, will show that Orwell never said that.
The multiple nested levels of wrongness here are too deep to fully unpack…