Internet information

I am having a surgical procedure next week and I looked up some information on the internet and I am struck by how the internet differs from other types of media. The internet makes it possible for all users to publish any kind of content they wish. It is very difficult to control the content of information broadcast on the internet.

Most people understand that the internet is not all accurate and it is up to you the consumer to determine if what you are reading is accurate. It is amazing that we have this vast amount of information but it is also disturbing to understand how much of it is not true.

Hopefully, we are all good consumers of this information.