The Guardian’s misquote of ’1984′ unwittingly starts ‘tiny train world’ meme

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Need a daily reminder that the internet is a post-ironic cesspit of misinformation, in-jokes and cynicism? You came to the right place.

You may have noticed that George Orwell’s dystopian classic 1984 is (dare we say it) trending again, for some strange reason that may or may not be related to the messed up state of politics and current obsession with “fake news.”

Anywho, The Guardian quoted Orwell’s treatise on totalitarianism in a column on Thursday and it was hella sage. But also, hella wrong.

As an example of our current climate where the “facts are what we say they are,” the piece quoted the following passage in full: …

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Via: Mashable: Media

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