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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.
April Fools hoax stories may hold key to identifying 'fake news'
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