Tim Berners-Lee: social media is too powerful and the web needs regulation to avoid weaponization

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BetaNews - https://betanews.com/2018/03/12/weaponized-world-wide-web/

Today marks the 29th anniversary of the world wide web, and as has become traditional, its inventor has penned a letter for the occasion. In it, Sir Tim Berners-Lee calls for regulation of the web to prevent it from being “weaponized”. His letter suggests that “the web is under threat,” and highlights a number of problems that exist, including the digital divide, privacy, fake news and the dominance of social media. He suggests that a regulatory framework could be needed to prevent a handful of companies from “weapon[zing] the web at scale.” Berners-Lee is concerned about the fact that a…

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