Barbie Hoax Targets Mattel and Fools Some News Outlets

Several news organizations fell for an elaborate hoax on Tuesday that claimed that all Mattel toys, including the iconic Barbie doll, would be plastic free by 2030, starting with a new line of decomposable “EcoWarrior” dolls made with organic materials including mushrooms, algae and clay. The campaign, carried out by an activist group that calls