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Sunday, 12 March 2017

Article update about Berners-Lee

"World wide web creator Tim Berners-Lee targets fake news"



  1. Hi Paula
    Just read the Tim Berners-Lee articles on "fake news and on-line political regulation.
    Although, to many, a story would obviously be exaggerated or fabricated it is important to remember the vulnerable and gullible individuals and those would do this for their own personal gain.
    The French "Decodex" is a strong idea when "pop ups" state the source may not credible. The idea of catagories, true, fake and satire (we mustn't lose our sense of humour) would aid choices.
    Checking multiple sources makes sense if there is time and the subject sensitive or fact driven.
    Tim Berners-Lee quote "build the web we want" is encouraging and we mustn't allow his honest creation to become his monster.

  2. I have just read the article on fake news. I think indoctrination and propaganda are an age-old problem - however with the world wide web these problems can develop further and at a scary rate.
    I do hope some sort of screening system comes into place, but as Tim said it won't be easy.

  3. both good sentiments - as artists there is also a social responsibility to interpret this issues from this time - there is an out of control element - - but agree continuing to use critical engagement key... I do my bit by taking unwanted cookies off my privacy settings regularly...