Can you spot fake news in the daily deluge of information? Can your children?
Fake news, in various forms, has been around as long as news itself. It’s a serious problem but there is also a light side. Have a look at this April Fool’s Day hoax from 1957. Think about this – a well-respected national broadcaster, in a more conservative time, used a serious current affairs show (Panorama) to play a joke on British citizens.