Don’t be an April fool

April 1st, 2019 | Posted by jameswatkins in Uncategorized


Fake news. Urban legends. Conspiracy theories. What used to be limited grocery store tabloids, is now on the Internet, your email in box, and social media.

So, April Fools Day seems a good time to remind us all to—as my high school journalism teacher warned— “Verify. Verify. Verify. If your mother says she loves you, check it out.”

So here are some my favorite posts on how to spot year-round April Fools pranks:

Ancient prophet warns against conspiracy theories

The truth about urban legends

Verify. Verify. Verify.

Don’t be an April fool!

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