The book “Fahrenheit 451” and the article “Why we believe what we read on the internet” both include the dystopian element of information, independent thought, and freedom being restricted which leads to ignorance. In “Fahrenheit 451”, Faber, the professor, describes how the TV “tells you what to think” (pg 80). He also explains there is no “quality of information” (pg 81) and no one has “leisure to digest” (pg 81) information stated through media. Bradbury explains how when watching TV with images flashed at you, your time to think and analyze information is restricted, which leads to the lack of independent thought. When independent thought is prohibited, people conform to the same practices and there is no diversity. Eventually everything will just rush over us like a waterfall and we will be stuck in a trance similar to Mildred. In the PBS article “Why do we believe what we read on the internet”, the author states how “we’re bombarded with information” and describes how “it’s harder than ever to know what’s true.” Similar to in the book, everyone is inundated by an abundance of information but only able to digest a small amount. This leads to one’s freedom of thought being restricted to just what the media allows us to analyze. People become ignorant when they are told what to think and believe. In both the book and article, everyone is overloaded with information but restricted to truly take in only a small amount. Society is continually becoming more and more uninformed by the media limiting independent thought. People must decide whether they are going to be lured in by the media, or be confident in their own logic.