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Inventor of www. warns of power among a few ‘controlling which ideas are shared’
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Inventor of www. warns of power among a few ‘controlling which ideas are shared’
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Sir Tim Berners-Lee, inventor of the world wide web, has called for large technology firms to be regulated to prevent the web from being “weaponised at scale”.
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“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,” Berners-Lee wrote in an open letter marking the 29th anniversary of his invention.

These problems have proliferated because of the concentration of power in the hands of a few platforms – including Facebook, Google, and Twitter – which “control which ideas and opinions are seen and shared”.

“What was once a rich selection of blogs and websites has been compressed under the powerful weight of a few dominant platforms,” said the 62-year-old British computer scientist.

These online gatekeepers can lock in their power by acquiring smaller rivals, buying up new innovations and hiring the industry’s top talent, making it harder for others to compete, he said.

Google now accounts for about 87% of online searches worldwide. Facebook has more than 2.2 billion monthly active users – more than 20 times more than MySpace at its peak. Together, the two companies (including their subsidiaries Instagram and YouTube) slurp up more than 60% of digital advertising spend worldwide.

Although the companies are aware of the problems and have made efforts to fix them – developing systems to tackle fake news, bots and influence operations – they have been built to “maximise profit more than maximise social good”.

“A legal or regulatory framework that accounts for social objectives may help ease those tensions,” he said.
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Aligning the incentives of the technology sector with those of users and society at large, he argued, will require consulting a diverse group of people from business, government, civil society, academia and the arts.

Berners-Lee warned of “two myths” that “limit our collective imagination” when looking for solutions to the problems facing the web: “The myth that advertising is the only possible business model for online companies, and the myth that it’s too late to change the way platforms operate. On both points we need to be a little more creative,” he said.

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RE: Inventor of www. warns of power among a few ‘controlling which ideas are shared’
modern society would stop on a dime if the net goes down..

I was talking to a young web designer the other day and suggested what would happen if the web went down....he hadn't even contemplated it as an idea.....you could see to 'oh sh*t' moment in his face.......most of the young don't realise the implications of such an integrated society and how fragile we are to the function it provides.

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RE: Inventor of www. warns of power among a few ‘controlling which ideas are shared’
MR2  Wrote: (03-12-2018 02:52 PM)
modern society would stop on a dime if the net goes down..

I was talking to a young web designer the other day and suggested what would happen if the web went down....he hadn't even contemplated it as an idea.....you could see to 'oh sh*t' moment in his face.......most of the young don't realise the implications of such an integrated society and how fragile we are to the function it provides.

You`re shitting me. chuckle
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RE: Inventor of www. warns of power among a few ‘controlling which ideas are shared’
Monk-1  Wrote: (03-12-2018 02:54 PM)
MR2  Wrote: (03-12-2018 02:52 PM)
modern society would stop on a dime if the net goes down..

I was talking to a young web designer the other day and suggested what would happen if the web went down....he hadn't even contemplated it as an idea.....you could see to 'oh sh*t' moment in his face.......most of the young don't realise the implications of such an integrated society and how fragile we are to the function it provides.

You`re shitting me. chuckle

he was young...chuckle

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RE: Inventor of www. warns of power among a few ‘controlling which ideas are shared’
The PURE IRONY of spɹɐʍoɔ snoɯʎuouɐ posting this,
when these covert machinations are the EXACT TOOL
USED against people with whom the Left, the Deep
State, Obama, Clinton, and their degenerate puppet
brigade followers like spɹɐʍoɔ snoɯʎuouɐ disagree.
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RE: Inventor of www. warns of power among a few ‘controlling which ideas are shared’
Yeah even all the information we have on tap at the speed of light hasn't prevented stupidity. Ironically it amplifies it. Now, where is your hope?
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RE: Inventor of www. warns of power among a few ‘controlling which ideas are shared’
LoP Guest  Wrote: (03-13-2018 03:10 AM)
The PURE IRONY of spɹɐʍoɔ snoɯʎuouɐ posting this,
when these covert machinations are the EXACT TOOL
USED against people with whom the Left, the Deep
State, Obama, Clinton, and their degenerate puppet
brigade followers like spɹɐʍoɔ snoɯʎuouɐ disagree.


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RE: Inventor of www. warns of power among a few ‘controlling which ideas are shared’
Monk-1  Wrote: (03-12-2018 02:54 PM)
MR2  Wrote: (03-12-2018 02:52 PM)
modern society would stop on a dime if the net goes down..

I was talking to a young web designer the other day and suggested what would happen if the web went down....he hadn't even contemplated it as an idea.....you could see to 'oh sh*t' moment in his face.......most of the young don't realise the implications of such an integrated society and how fragile we are to the function it provides.

You`re shitting me. chuckle

Lmao

I think this should be tested.

chuckle

Shut it all down for a week and see what happens.

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RE: Inventor of www. warns of power among a few ‘controlling which ideas are shared’
We can have flat earth. Not expanding ball of feces earth. I want to live on real sh*t, not flat sh*t!
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RE: Inventor of www. warns of power among a few ‘controlling which ideas are shared’
Haha I love it, doublespeak ordo ab chao. Regulations would do exactly what he is saying the big firms want to do. Minus regulations small firms can compete.

They always play this game.

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RE: Inventor of www. warns of power among a few ‘controlling which ideas are shared’
MR2  Wrote: (03-12-2018 02:52 PM)
modern society would stop on a dime if the net goes down..

I was talking to a young web designer the other day and suggested what would happen if the web went down....he hadn't even contemplated it as an idea.....you could see to 'oh sh*t' moment in his face.......most of the young don't realise the implications of such an integrated society and how fragile we are to the function it provides.
Yea people can be pretty stupid. Of course it will go down eventually, but since it's a distributed network it's unlikley to entirely go down. Much more likely is a weaponzied virus that distributes through the internet to make the net effectively unusable.

Although a carrington event could easily wipe out most of our infrastructure, so I suppose it's only a matter of time considering we had one like 100 years ago.
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RE: Inventor of www. warns of power among a few ‘controlling which ideas are shared’
spɹɐʍoɔ snoɯʎuouɐ  Wrote: (03-13-2018 05:26 AM)
LoP Guest  Wrote: (03-13-2018 03:10 AM)
The PURE IRONY of spɹɐʍoɔ snoɯʎuouɐ posting this,
when these covert machinations are the EXACT TOOL
USED against people with whom the Left, the Deep
State, Obama, Clinton, and their degenerate puppet
brigade followers like spɹɐʍoɔ snoɯʎuouɐ disagree.


alex jones is the worst toxic thing online
twisted bastard with zealots
evil mind unhinged with a purpose.... recruiting weak and ignorant people wich do not have any defense against him
he is the ennemy of the sane debate online
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