Shocking: Internet Browser Study Was A Hoax

August 3, 2011


Remember Monday's 'Internet Explorer Users are Dumb-Dumbs' study? Well, unshockingly to anybody who's familiar with the internet, is was faked. Also, 2-Pac's death. Hey, it's cool, Pac -- I ain't mad at cha.

A number of media organisations, including the BBC, reported on the research, put out by Canadian firm ApTiquant.

It later emerged that the company's website was only recently set up and staff images were copied from a legitimate business in Paris.

It is unclear who was behind the stunt.

Hoho -- falsifying a study with unsurprising results -- damn boy, you got us good! Oh, this just in: hoaxers 4x more likely to get their noses broken when discovered. Also, a brawl breaks out at a local Wal-Mart -- details at 11!

Internet Explorer story was bogus [bbcnews]

Thanks to Bender, Jerry and bb, who each have a sockful of pennies with a hoaxer's names on them.

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