KATE THOMPSON FERREIRA: Could a contract for the web save us from an incendiary internet?
World wide web founder Tim Berners-Lee is leading the pack in trying to instil some order in his ‘baby’
Tim Berners-Lee — considered the father of the world wide web — recently published a “contract for the web (https://contractfortheweb.org/)”, prompted in large part by how he and like-minded individuals are despairing of the state of the internet.
Yes, they want to get more people online, and yes, it is a great source of knowledge, collaboration, creativity and innovation. But at the same time, it’s too often a cesspool of dodgy data ethics, trolling and a digital water cooler for extremists of all kinds to lurk and find commonality...