April 1, 2014
Every first day of April, the internet becomes more unreliable than usual as people post falsehoods in the name of humor. Sites that normally traffic in the truth choose to pull a fast one on their readers. At the end of the prank, the reader is supposed to realize that they’ve been duped, and a good laugh is to be had by all.
While satire has its place, satire is best presented as satire up front.