In early November 2022, a Reddit user posted a meme showing Italian fascist leader Benito Mussolini along with a quote attributed to him about equal voting rights. Mussolini was prime minister of Italy during World War II, until his deposition and execution in 1945.
"When I said I supported equal voting rights, I meant men shouldn't vote either," Mussolini is quoted as saying.
We looked for the source of this quote in both English and Italian, and weren't able to find any record of Mussolini saying it.
Memes containing fake quotes attributed to a famous person are a common fixture online. Fake or misattributed quotes have been attributed to Charles Darwin, Pope Francis, and Morgan Freeman. But sometimes, the quotes, like a famous one from actor Keanu Reeves about grief, are real.