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Berners-Lee calls for regulation to combat 'weaponised' web

Tuesday 13 March 2018 | 09:58 CET | News
The inventor of the worldwide web, Sir Tim Berners-Lee, has called for increased regulation of big technology companies with a view to avoiding a concentration of power that's made it possible to "weaponise the web at scale". "In recent years, we've seen conspiracy theories trend on social media platforms, fake Twitter and Facebook accounts stoke social tensions, external actors interfere in elections, and criminals steal troves of personal data," said Berners-Lee in an open letter released to mark the 29th anniversary of his invention. "A legal or regulatory framework that accounts for

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