Internet Inventor Warns “Regulate Tech Firms Now Or Risk A Weaponized Web”

By Tyler Durden

The inventor of the world wide web, Sir Tim Berners-Lee (not Al Gore), has a dire warning over the concentration of power among a few companies on the internet “controlling which ideas are shared.”

In an open letter to mark the 29th anniversary of his invention, Berners-Lee calls for powerful “new gatekeepers” – internet platforms and social media companies – to be regulated to prevent the internet from being “weaponized at scale.”


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Today, March 12, is the World Wide Web’s 29th birthday. Here’s a message from our founder and web inventor Sir Tim Berners-Lee on what we need to ensure that everyone has access to a web worth having.

Today, the World Wide Web turns 29. This year marks a milestone in the web’s history: for the first time, we will cross the tipping point when more than half of the world’s population will be online.

When I share this exciting news with people, I tend to get one of two concerned reactions:

1. How do we get the other half of the world connected?

2. Are we sure the rest of the world wants to connect to the web …read more

Source:: ZeroHedge