We've stated this before in our book, Teaching Information Fluency, and now it comes from another source: Google.
Here's an article covering Dan Russell's (senior researcher at Google) talk at Strathclyde University: http://www.heraldscotland.com/news/education/great-internet-age-divide-is-a-myth.25672713
The solution starts with teachers.
Research needs to be included in the curriculum.
"Knowing how to frame a question, pose a query, how to interpret the texts you find, how to organize and use the information you discover are all critical parts of being literate...."