Disgruntled Canadian Developer Behind Internet Explorer IQ "Study" Hoax

Wednesday, August 03, 2011 18:16
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Disgruntled Canadian Developer Behind Internet Explorer IQ

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After making the rounds on the Internet for a few days, a news story about research purporting to show that Internet Explorer users tend to have low IQ scores was revealed to be a hoax.

 

Evidently, the study, the press release and the supposed company that released it were all fake, a fact that, once revealed, forced dozens of news outlets who ran with it to concede that they were duped.

 

The hoax was perpetuated by an entrepreneur living in Canada named Tarandeep Singh Gill. He's the founder of a comparison shopping Website called AtCheap.com.

 

I read the story on several tech websites but chose to ignore it because it sounded silly.

 

 

 

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