The recent report that claimed that Internet Explorer
(IE) usersscored lower on IQ tests than users of other Web browsers turns out to have been a hoax.

The ‘report,’ which was published as being from AptiQuant (a fictitious company), took the news world by storm, and was covered on influential websites like CNN, BBC, CNET and Forbes.

In reality, the AptiQuant website was setup by Tarandeep Gill, a web entrepreneur, to create awareness about the incompatibilities of IE6.

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Browser usage versus IQ: Are IE users living abroad less intelligent than others?

Update: The following news turned out to be a hoax – covered by news websites worldwide. We’ll leave our original story online – enjoy!

“Some marketers have long suspected Internet Explorer users may not be the brightest folk–especially those using antiquated and outdated versions. But now it’s official: a study of web users’ IQs found IE users are the least intelligent of all browser users. Those using IE6 had an average IQ of 80, just short of mental disability (the cut-off is 70).

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