Conservative senator Patrick Brazeau claimed to have “played the media” for his April Fool's Day prank in which he announced his resignation over Twitter.

Conservative senator Patrick Brazeau claimed to have “played the media” for his April Fool's Day prank in which he announced his resignation over Twitter.

Several of his followers, including journalists, asked him for more details after he tweeted his resignation.

After a few hours of silence, Brazeau tweeted back that it was all a prank.

Several journalists were unamused. Yahoo Canada columnist Andy Radia called the prank "immature." Brazeau replied: "No, I played the media," but later removed the tweet.

Brazeau has previously butted heads with journalists on Twitter. Last year, he called Canadian Press reporter Jennifer Ditchburn a bitch after she wrote a story on Brazeau’s poor attendance track record in the Senate.

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Tamara Baluja is an award-winning journalist with CBC Vancouver and the 2018 Michener-Deacon fellow for journalism education. She was the associate editor for J-Source from 2013-2014.