Inventor of the World Wide Web issues dire warning on its 28th anniversary and says fake news and government surveillance threatens to destroy it
- Tim Berners-Lee invented the World Wide Web 28 years ago today
- He announced that he is alarmed at what’s happened in the past year with compromised privacy and fake news
- He identified three key areas that were his main concern currently
- Berners-Lee has said that he plans to save it, but has not announced how
The man who invented the World Wide Web 28 years ago today has announced that he wants to save it.
Tim Berners-Lee wrote the blueprint for what would become the World Wide Web, and said he is alarmed at what has happened to it in the last year.
In a statement issued from London, Berners-Lee said: ‘Over the past 12 months, I’ve become increasingly worried about three new trends which I believe we must tackle in order for the web to fulfill its true potential as a tool which serves all of humanity.’
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