More evidence to confirm my current bias that the Internet does not make us better informed: the following Onion video has been passed around in certain circles as if it’s true. I know sometimes the Onion is a little too close for comfort, but watch the video and then read some of the comments captured from Facebook.

The full image is here. Of course, the image could be a fake, and it could be me who got hoaxed…

The Onion

I don’t necessarily think the Internet is making people less informed or more guillable – how many people believed in the The Protocols of the Elders of Zion? But I don’t think it’s having a particularly positive impact in this area.

See also:

Why Facts Back Fire

Birthers and the Democratization of Media