Fake Shakespeare Facts is the kind of fake news we can get on board with

Tech 11-9-2017 Mashable 24

Shall I compare thee to a summer's day? Or shall I just post #fakenews on Twitter?

For reasons that are not entirely clear, Twitter has been blowing up with the hashtag #FakeShakespeareFacts. They've appeared just ahead of season two of the BBC sitcom Upstart Crow, starring David Mitchell (of Peep Show fame) as the bard himself. It seems Twitter has hurled itself onto the Shakespeare comedy bandwagon.

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Some posts referred to the specifics of his plays:

Yorick wasn't poor. He was a millionaire#FakeShakespeareFacts

— Shea Browning🎈 (@SheaBrowning) September 10, 2017

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