Fake Research Company AptiQuant Fools The Internet About IE Users Having Lower IQs

Posted Aug 3, 2011

AptiQuant is a fake “psychometric consulting company” that reported that Microsoft Internet Explorer generally have lower IQs on average. The story ended up being a hoax. AptiQuant’s website is one month old and the thumbnail photos on their “Our Team” page was pulled from a French psychometric testing company called Central Test. The names were changed. Central Test and AptiQuant have no formal link to each other. Some of the publications that were fooled into running the story include PCWorld, CBS News, CNN, BCC, ZDNet, and TechCrunch. [BBC]