Tuesday, August 03, 2010

The Internet: A great source of disinformation

It is argued that the Internet is dumbing us down by providing mountains of dubious information to be gobbled up by the less-than-discerning. An example is Scienceblogs.com, providing science that is nowhere near as scientific as the site's name leads readers to believe.

Then there are news, analysis and commentary providers such as Crikey, which publish utter drivel like this "examination" of privatisation, a mish-mash of poorly written, inadequately researched assumptions and opinions. For example:

Ageing infrastructure and a lack of government willingness to publicly invest almost guarantee the welcoming arms of corporations with the public interest far from their priority.

I think I know what the author's point is but can't be certain.

A word to the wise: Be careful when surfing.


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