Did Al Gore really invent the Internet?
One of the biggest verbal faux pas in history has to be this Al Gore whopper. In a word, no, Mr. Gore did not invent the Internet.
Here are his exact words: “During my service in the United States Congress, I took the initiative in creating the Internet.” Taken out of context, it certainly does appear that he’s taking credit for inventing something that he really didn’t; however, it’s just awkward phrasing that coupled with the rest of his statement (mostly focused on economic growth) actually does make sense. If you want to read what was said (along with background information) in its' entirety, you'll want to check out this resource: Al Gore "invented the Internet" - resources.