Absolutely. As you’ve indicated, intelligence is a subjective thing. An average internet savvy person now with tools can challenge who we would have considered elite Mathematicians, Scientists, and Engineers a few years ago, in their own domain.
On misinformation, not only that generated on the internet, but also historically, I think people are gaining more more and more ability to recognise it, what drives it, and how to see through it.
Between us we are distilling out the truth.
Net result is good!