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Apr 11, 2017 · businessinsider.com
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."