Technology April Fools hoax stories may hold key to identifying 'fake news' Updated : March 31, 2019 01:56 PM IST Researchers from Lancaster University in the UK compiled a dataset of more than 500 April Fools articles sourced from more than 370 websites and written over 14 years. They found that there are similarities in the written structure of humorous April Fools hoaxes published by media outlets and fake news stories. Subscribe to Moneycontrol PRO at just Rs.33/- per month for the first year. Use code SUPERPRO. Limited period offer. Available on Web and Android.