- is infectious
- spreads fast
- plays a big role in all major decisions/areas
- is widely available for free.
Its mutations (Infotainment, Gossip etc) are
- even more potent and contagious
- easier to create and replicate
- possibly, harmful
Thankfully, information is not a disease, worm or virus.
Note: Disease, worm and virus are w.r.t human (animal) physical systems only. W.r.t social systems/neural systems, most information can lead to similar troubles, esp. when consumed/transmitted in large quantities.