Depression, the Internet and Critical Thinking

Via the Internet, we now have access to an almost limitless amount of information. That access happened quickly. In the space of a relative few years, people from all over the globe had access to computers at schools and Internet cafes, then portable laptops became more affordable, then smartphones ensured that almost everyone who wanted it could access the Internet from even some of the most remote places on the planet. What did not keep pace with our ability to access information however, was the critical thinking necessary to filter it.