Web inventor’s Facebook, Google’s fight against a fake news ‘

Tim Berners-Lee suggested authorizing Internet giants to do more of the abundance of fake news “on their respective platform.


Tim Berners-Lee, Web Foundation founder and inventor of the World Wide Web, takes it published, what should ensure the future of the railways to meet his vision of an egalitarian platform for the benefit of all mankind including fighting fake news, political Advertising and data integrity. Marking 28 years since Berners-Lee submitted their original proposal to the World Wide Web, the now 53-year-old stated in a blog post that in the past 12 months, he is increasingly concerned about three new trends he should be said to be addressed The web’s “true potential as a tool that serves the entire humanity”, beginning with the fight against the false news. “It is easy to distribute misinformation on the Internet,” he wrote. So many people news and information about the find internet through a handful of social media sites and search engines often compensated financially for “click”, Berners-Lee explains that consumers often showed special “news” articles based on algorithms that are continuous Harvested from personal data learning. The end result is often misinformation or incorrect messages. “Through data science and armies of bots use people with bad intentions to spread the system misinformation out of financial or political sweepstakes,” he explained. Berners-Lee would “empower data gatekeepers” like Google and Facebook to combat the problem, while also creating a central body that mandate “real” or not to avoid.

“We must fight the government to achieve supervisory laws, inter alia, by the courts, if necessary,” he said. “We need to understand more algorithmic transparency, how important decisions are to impact our lives, and perhaps a set of general principles that must be followed.” In November, CEO FacebookMark Zucker detailed plans to get false news stories about his platform, the social media giant underlining to work on stronger detection misinformation, easier reporting for users false information faster catch, third fact check, more stories Lighting to improve the order of false news economy and quality related articles. “Bottom line is: We take disinformation seriously,” Zuckerberg. “Our goal is to connect people with the stories, and we know that people want accurate information. We have worked on this problem for a long time and we take this responsibility seriously. We have made considerable progress but there is need to do more work. ” Similarly, Google revealed in January that it had written 1.7 billion bad advertising in 2016, slightly more than double the 780 million it had been due to violate the rules for the wrong content in 2015

In November, Google introduced a new AdSense policies for publishers to generate advertising revenue on its platform to prevent false news. Since the launch of the policy, Google said it almost banned 200 AdSense publishers for its new rules banned against “misrepresentative content”. “From November to December 2016, we rated 550 spots suspected of is content for users, including setting up news organizations.We have violated 340 of our policies for both misrepresenting and other offenses, and nearly 200 publishers kicked our network constantly”, Says Google. Likewise, Berners-Lee wants to close what he called the “Internet blind” by regulating the political campaign and noted that as false news, online political advertising and understanding transparency. “The fact that most people draw their information from some platforms and the increasing complexity of algorithms that draw on rich pools of personal data means that political campaigns are now building individual ads directly targeted to users,” he said. The survey of the democracy campaign. The latest issue of Berners-Lee is also concerned with data collection. The offer current business model for many sites a free content in exchange for explaining personal data, Berners-Lee. But he added that he began to hinder the idea of freedom of speech and stops the train as space is used to explore key issues, such as sensitive questions of health, sexuality or religion, according to the collected data on one Platform with other companies and governments often shared worldwide

“When our data is then kept in their own silos, we lose sight of the benefits we can see when we have direct control over their data and chose when and with whom to share it, he said . Berners-Lee introduces the concept of personal “data sheets” for a balance that has found an appropriate level of data management restoration in the hands of people. “I think the web is an open platform that would allow everyone to share all the information that would allow access options, and work across geographical and cultural boundaries,” said Berners-Lee. “In many respects, the railway has come to meet this vision, even if a recurring struggle to keep it open.