If anything people have become better informed, argues Matthew. Fake news and poorly sourced information are often blamed for the radical behaviours of certain groups, the conception of conspiracy theories and conformity with information outlets that put less rigid structures in place. All of this makes it seem as if misinformation is abundant and systemic nowadays. But is that really the case? In this instalment of Slow Boring, Matthew Yglesias analyses what being misinformed truly means in this day and age and explains why he believes the benefits of the internet far outweigh the cons that come with it.