The father of the world wide web told how to fight fakes

Отец Всемирной паутины рассказал, как бороться с фейками

Sir Tim Berners-Lee said he would like to cooperate with companies to “bring back users control over their data”.

The founder of the world wide web sir Tim Berners-Lee published his vision of how to resist the abuse of data on the Internet and fake news.

In an open letter, timed to coincide with the 28th anniversary of the world wide web, Berners-Lee expressed concern about such phenomena in the Internet like the fake news, the violation of the rights to inviolability of private information, and abuse in the field of political advertising, and introduced a strategy to combat them for a period of five years.

Sir Tim Berners-Lee believes that we must first do away with the misuse of personal data, undermining, in his view, the idea of freedom of speech.

He also urged more tightly regulate “unethical” political advertising.

According to the founder of the world wide web, there is a risk that users may lose control over their own data, and authorities to increase surveillance of citizens via the Internet.

A British scientist said that the people who helped to develop the Internet through blogs, tweets, photos, videos and web pages, should reflect on how to make the web a place that gives everyone “equal rights and opportunities”.

Users are often forced to accept the conditions put forward by different sites. They have no right to decide what personal information they wish to share and which not.

Sir Tim Berners-Lee said he would like to cooperate with companies to “bring back users control over their data”.

The birth of social networks was accompanied by the struggle for the number of clicks that have led to the emergence of fake messages that are often difficult to separate from the real news.

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