Internet inventor says the web is “plunging downwards to a dysfunctional future”
Global action is required to tackle the web's “downward plunge to a dysfunctional future”, its inventor Sir Tim Berners-Lee has told the BBC. He made the comments in an exclusive interview to mark 30 years since he submitted his proposal for the web. Sir Tim said people had realized how their data could be “manipulated” after the Cambridge Analytica scandal
However, he said he felt problems such as data breaches, hacking and misinformation could be tackled.
In an open letter also published on Monday, the web's creator acknowledged that many people doubted the web could be a force for good.