Whatever became of urban myths? Were they replaced by fake news?

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Urban myths – alligators in the sewers etc – used to be very popular and some were gruesomely entertaining, so why have they disappeared? Have they been replaced by online conspiracy theories and fake news?

Gwennan Jones, Michaelston-le-Pit, Vale of Glamorgan

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