Fake news, April Fool's, and millennial me

Ah, April Fool's, the day of pranks and light-hearted tomfoolery. There is a tradition among newspapers of writing hoax articles on this day as a way of lightening up their readers' morning.

For instance, The Daily Telegraph in the United Kingdom said last year that a polar bear had drifted from the Arctic to a Scottish island on a piece of ice.


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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on April 01, 2018, with the headline 'Fake news, April Fool's, and millennial me'. Print Edition | Subscribe