From the CBC: A fictitious story about a controversial Montreal bylaw proposal requiring dogs to be comfortable in the country’s two official languages has rippled through the realms of social media and fooled even some seasoned news sites.
The story, a deadpan parody crafted by CBC Radio’s This is That, went viral this week after the show posted a segment on its website about the “untenable chaos” that was rife in Montreal dog parks because some animals were receiving commands in French and others in English.
An interview featured a man with a French accent posing as a councillor and answering the host’s questions
The show’s website included a quote from a phoney Montreal city councillor, Benoit LaDouce.
“Dog parks in our city are chaotic and communication is at the heart of the conflict,” the fake city official is quoted as saying. Continuez.