Tim Berners-Lee launches campaign to save the web from abuse

Posted in: Government & Policy at 07/11/2018 22:44

Tim Berners-Lee has launched a global campaign to save the web from the destructive effects of abuse and discrimination, political manipulation, and other threats that plague the online world.

In a talk at the opening of the Web Summit in Lisbon on Monday, the inventor of the web called on governments, companies and individuals to back a new “Contract for the Web” that aims to protect people’s rights and freedoms on the internet.
https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2018/nov/05/tim-berners-lee-launches-campaign-to-save-the-web-from-abuse

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Web creator Berners-Lee launches contract for better internet
Tim Berners-Lee, inventor of the World Wide Web, has launched a campaign to persuade governments, companies and individuals to sign a “Contract for the Web” set of principles designed to defend a free and open internet.

Berners-Lee, who hatched the Web in 1989, said a sense of optimism about the internet had been damaged by abuses of personal data, online hate speech, political manipulation and the centralization of power among a small group of major tech firms.
https://uk.reuters.com/article/us-portugal-websummit-berners-lee/web-creator-berners-lee-launches-contract-for-better-internet-idUKKCN1NA2CX
https://in.reuters.com/article/portugal-websummit-berners-lee/web-creator-berners-lee-launches-contract-for-better-internet-idINKCN1NA2D6

Tim Berners-Lee kicks off a ‘Contract for the Web’ to protect the future of the Internet
Tim Berners-Lee, the inventor of the World Wide Web, recently kicked off a global campaign to curb some of the harmful effects of Internet connectivity on society.

Through a “Contract for the Web,” Berners-Lee is urging governments, Internet companies and users to commit to a set of principles to protect the openness and accessibility of the Web while boosting user privacy and minimizing misinformation and hate speech.
https://www.washingtonpost.com/technology/2018/11/06/tim-berners-lee-kicks-off-contract-web-protect-future-internet/

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