We acquire information from varied sources. And when we make that information useful, we call it knowledge. Internet is helping anyone to acquire information effortlessly. This doesn’t mean people are getting meaning out of the information they gather.
Many times, I have seen people sharing stuff in social media which confirm their biases. They are scared to click open and read articles which instantly do not confirm their beliefs. So despite all the the easily accessible information, we are chasing information which we want to hear or believe. This is not helping anyone. When we are comfortable with divergent views, we are growing. Otherwise we are making noise.