Just saw this headline from the CBC: ”Online breast cancer information not always accurate: study”
But those penis enlargement pills, Nigerian millionaires, and lesbians that want to fuck me 24/7 are all legit, right?
Man, who knew that stuff posted on the internet might not be legitimate!
I mean, it’s a long, careful process before you’re allowed to put stuff on the internet. It takes lots of time and effort to get certified. If there wasn’t, any jackass could…. could… just…. spout…any….shit…he…wanted…to….
In all seriousness, I can respect the importance of emphasizing this fact; especially in the US where looking up medical information online is much more common (funny that, when going to the doctor costs wads of cash, people all of a sudden get a “do it yourself” feeling…). We’ve been telling kids for years, though, to not believe something just because it’s on the internet, ESPECIALLY if it’s on someone’s personal site. Are we now going to go around and say, “Sites on topic (whatever) are not always accurate”, and then substitute (whatever) for every topic known to mankind?
If someone hasn’t figured out that the internet is not always to be believed, they probably won’t read a peer-reviewed and published study…telling them exactly that.
Also, I’m pretty sure that sites dealing with Methylchloroisothiazolinone are not always accurate. (Thought I’d beat the scientists to the punch) (That word is actually from the back of my bottle of shampoo. I have no idea how it’s pronounced, or how so many letters could possibly be next to one another)