Well, Sherlock comes to mind here!
Of course the internet is full of misinformation. Thing is information isn’t the truth anyway. It’s only a series of events or happenings from one persons viewpoint. It’s information, sure, but truth?
Anyhow, a large majority of those bemoaning about the Internet, are probably those that unquestionably believe the garbage pumped out of the idiot box on Fox, or CNN. Much of that is misinformation too, and quite a lot is out and out BS.
In fact, I’ve gotten to the point that I almost never watch TV news, preferring to read what’s going on, via the Internet, and then making my own value judgments on what I’ve read. Many people only believe what they want to believe anyhow. If you want to agree with Bill O’Reilly, then you’ll only get the soundbites that you want to hear, the rest you’ll poo-poo or ignore. That’s human nature to a large extent.
I try to read a number of sources to try and get a balanced view of what’s occurring.
Perhaps these people find the internet full of misinformation, as there’s too much to have to read to get the information that want, instead of having some pictures and meaningless sound bites thrown at them?
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