Nov 25, 2019

Web inventor attacks Tories over misinformation

The inventor of the World Wide Web has accused the Conservatives of spreading misinformation during the general election campaign. Sir Tim Berners-Lee described the renaming of a Tory Twitter account as a fact checking body as "Impersonation". "What the Conservative Party has done is obviously a no no. That's amazingly blatant," Sir Tim said. The contract sets out nine principles to halt the misuse of the web and protect it as a force for good. Thirty years after he created the World Wide Web at the CERN particle physics lab near Geneva, Sir Tim admits that he is concerned about the way it has developed in recent years.

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