A Campaign to Save The Web Launched by Tim Lee Berners


The event where to announce his new project wouldn’t have been better ;  almost thirty years after its creation, the Internet founder, Tim Lee Berners  presented during Web Summit currently held in Lisbon his new project to save the Internet. He, who has always hoped for an affordable and open Internet for all launched a campaign to save the web through the « Contract for the Web ».

Governments, individuals and Internet service providers … During his discourse, Tim Lee Berners had a message for all stakeholders who have a a role to play to make Internet better  : neutral, open without censorship, accessible with reasonnable cost, a safe place where people have full control of their data. « The web is at a crucial point.  We need a new Contract for the Web, with clear and tough responsibilities for those who have the power to make it better » he said last Monday.  The whole objectif of the contract is to fight against fake news, hate speech, personal data use and make the internet a tool for the good of humankind.

Aside with 50 organizations worldwide including Google and Facebook and other big tech firms, France is the first country to sign the contract as stated by the French Numeric Secretary of State Mounir Mahjoubi which he declared is in alignement with the « State of the new digital regulations” launched in July 2018.  The initial principles is now available but the full contract will be published in May 2019.

 Currently Google is working on a censored search engine for Chinese market as Internet is also synonym of Human rights and democracy.

Published on Wednesday, 07 November 2018 12:39