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.
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.
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.