Groupthink is alive and well, and often wrong
I was warned at an early age. You can’t believe everything you read. And that was well before the internet was running fast and loose with the truth.
I was later alarmed to find Mark Twain didn’t exactly say reports of his death were greatly exaggerated. And to find Captain Kirk never said ‘Beam me up, Scotty’ in a Star Trek episode. And how disappointing was it when astronauts couldn’t see the Great Wall of China from space?