Even the Pope can fall for fake news in our rush to have a say

Even the Pope can fall for fake news in our rush to have a say

The story that a teenage girl had died by legal euthanasia in the Netherlands was entirely untrue. But that didn’t stop it spreading around the world

The 1835 Great Moon Hoax gripped the English speaking world. The New York Sun published several sensational stories about men with bat wings, unicorns and bipedal beavers spotted on the surface of the moon through the super powerful telescope of the acclaimed English astronomer John Herschel.

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