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