Washington Post blogger Dominic Basulto writes that the Internet is whatever we want it to be, and too often that is in defiance of the facts.
President Obama is not a Muslim. The cover of the July 21, 2008, issue of the New Yorker magazine shows an illustration of the soon-to-be president and first lady. The falsehood that then-Sen. Obama was a practicing Muslim spread like wildfire on the Internet. The false claim survived throughout the 2008 presidential campaign and during the first years of his presidency. Courtesy of the New Yorker/via Reuters Buy Photo