The man who created the World Wide Web, Sir Tim Berners-Lee, has warned the dangers the Internet. He described his three main worries how the Internet is being misused. The first problem is fake news. He said websites and companies are creating fake news just to make money, or to try and change people's political opinions. He said the danger is that fake news "spreads like wildfire". The second problem is political advertising. He said adverts are used "unethical ways" to stop voters voting or to make them click fake news stories. His final concern is the misuse personal data governments. He said people are killed some countries because the websites they visit.
Berners-Lee invented the web 1989. He said that it had "lived to [his] vision" many ways. He said: "I imagined the web as an open platform that would allow everyone, everywhere to share information, access opportunities and collaborate across geographic and cultural boundaries." His letter outlined a five-year strategy to keep his vision alive. He said there were complex problems, and that the solutions would not be simple. He wants to put, "a fair level data control back the hands people". He also wants to stop governments looking our online data, which he said creates a "chilling effect free speech". And he wants to fight fake news and misinformation. He called all Internet users to help.