By Ty Burr
Updated November 22, 1996 at 05:00 AM EST

”To be ignorant is to be controlled” is the war cry of the rigorously alternative news digest DisInformation (, compiled by editor Richard Metzger. Seeing global corporate conspiracies under every bed, DisInformation applies a stridently paranoid tone to a nonetheless unbeatable collection of journalistic and personal Web links covering subjects as diverse as the cyberporn debate, RU-486, and PepsiCo’s activities in Burma, and as perverse as the Illuminati, crop circles, and Aleister Crowley. The typically eccentric Newspeak section contains links to the Bangkok Post, the Middle East News Wire Service — and CNN, Time, and People. Presumably it pays to know the enemy. B