I wonder if anyone could help me figure out the point. I am a bit befuddled with this case.
"Online sources reveal that the list is a hoax: it originated in 1996 from a different author."
The text including the sentence was followed by a true false question as "True or False: The list was actually written in 1996."
Does it mean that the act of writing the list in 1996 is a hoax? Is the second sentence a quotation?
The list was actually written in 1996. Where did you find this text?