The of the World Wide Web, Sir Tim Berners-Lee, has warned of big Internet dangers, and of people are misusing the Internet. The first danger is that companies and websites are creating news just to make , or to change people's political . He said fake news "spreads like ". The second danger is political advertising. Adverts are used in "unethical " to stop voters from voting or to send them to fake news. His final worry is the misuse of data. He said some governments kill people of the websites they visit.
Berners-Lee invented the in 1989. He said that it had "lived up to [his] ". He said: "I imagined the web as an platform that would allow , everywhere to share information, access and collaborate across geographic and boundaries." He said there were now problems that have no simple answers. He wants to put, "a fair level of data control back in the of people". He also wants to stop governments from misusing data, which he said affects speech. And he wants to fight against fake news. He called on all Internet to help.