News: World wide web creator Tim Berners-Lee targets fake news (BBC)

2017-03-12 - Less than a minute read

20 March 2017

In an open letter to mark the web’s 28th anniversary, Sir Tim has set out a five-year strategy amid concerns he has about how the web is being used. Sir Tim said he wants to start to combat the misuse of personal data, which creates a “chilling effect on free speech”. He also called for tighter regulation of “unethical” political adverts. The British computer scientist said he wants the people who have helped develop the web with blogs, tweets, photos, videos and web pages to help come up with practical solutions to make a web “that gives equal power and opportunity to all”.

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