Information and disinformation (aka fake news, pseudoscience, etc.) is rampant online.
Although search engines and reputable sites help, there’s just too much out there for people to filter.
There are likely only a few people with enough foresight and discipline to stave of social media and notifications to focus on long-term projects or those of others, like books.
Using something like StayFocusd could help if you whitelist only a few good, reputable sites. Even better would be if those were the default for first-time installers; maybe it’d be a clone called StayTrue if it was open-sourced.
Stay creative, stay smart.