Tim Berners-Lee is the director of the World Wide Web Consortium, an organisation which aims to develop international standards for the web.
The father of the web wants to address issues including malicious content circulation, misinformation, and the polarisation of online debate. But the methods he is proposing aren't great.
A third generation of web technology could return the web to its original ideals – but do we really want it?
A supporter of the Pirate Party in Reykjavik, Iceland.
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While the US is reeling from rampant fake online news, political movements in Europe are using the internet as a powerful democratic symbol to win elections. Will cyber-optimism or pessimism win?
Facebook has changed much since the early days but it needs to do more.
Researchers John Cannarella and Joshua Spechler from Princeton University made headlines last week when they predicted that Mark Zuckerberg’s almighty Facebook would shed 80% of its users by 2017. The…