Sir Tim Berners-Lee asks if Twitter is 'actually a net good for the planet?'

Apr 11, 2017 · businessinsider.com

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Sir Tim Berners-Lee, the inventor of the world wide web, on Monday called out Twitter as an example of why many people are "re-thinking" how to regulate the internet.

At the Innovate Finance Global Summit in London on Monday, Sir Tim was asked to expand on a recent letter he wrote detailing his three biggest fears for the future of the web:

Losing control of personal data;

Unregulated political advertising;

And the spread of fake news.

Sir Tim said he and his co-creators of the web began with "utopian" hopes that it could bring the world closer together and breakdown borders.

He said on Monday: "The assumption was if we gave humanity an open space to play with, good things would happen," referring to the creation of the world wide web.

"Last year, a lot of people did a re-think."

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