Why The Web Tells Us What We Already Know

Posted on January 28, 2008. Filed under: Uncategorized |

The Internet is not the font of all knowledge, despite the plethora of information available at your fingertips.
 
“Even if people read the right material, they are stubborn to changing their views,” said one of the authors, UNSW Professor Enrico Coiera. “This means that providing people with the right information on its own may not be enough.”
 
“Our research shows that, even if search engines do find the ‘right’ information, people may still draw the wrong conclusions — in other words, their conclusions are biased.”
 
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