Internet browser IQ test turns out to be a hoax

August 3, 2011 5:54:25 PM PDT
ABC7, along with media outlets around the country, were fooled by a study that turned out to be a hoax.

A study that claimed Internet Explorer users have lower IQ's than people using other browsers was an elaborate Internet hoax.

It turns out it was the work of a comparison shopping website, which created a fake company and a fake report.

It says it wanted to raise awareness about what it called Internet Explorer's "incompatibilities."