New Foundation Wants To Label Websites

Warning sounded on web's future :BBC

The internet needs a way to help people separate rumour from real science, says the creator of the World Wide Web.

Sir Tim spoke prior to the unveiling of a Foundation he has co-created that aims to make the web truly worldwide.

It will also look at ways to help people decide if sites are trustworthy and reliable sources of information.

Sir Tim told BBC News that there needed to be new systems that would give websites a label for trustworthiness once they had been proved reliable sources.

"On the web the thinking of cults can spread very rapidly and suddenly a cult which was 12 people who had some deep personal issues suddenly find a formula which is very believable," he said. "A sort of conspiracy theory of sorts and which you can imagine spreading to thousands of people and being deeply damaging."

Sir Tim and colleagues at the World Wide Web consortium had looked at simple ways of branding websites - but concluded that a whole variety of different mechanisms was needed.

"So I'd be interested in different organisations labelling websites in different ways
re: Big brother to 'help people decide if sites are trustworthy'

The newly created "World Wide Web Consortium" (W3C) is launching itself with the stated goal of creating organizations with the authority to label websites. Those sites that have proven "reliable" will be given a label of "trustworthiness".

Big brother wants to "help people decide" these things since they are unable to defend themselves from being brainwashed by the numerous 12-person conspiracy cults whose members have "deep personal issues". Especially problematic are those whose deep personal issues have to do with the truth. Truth "spreading to thousands" is, of course, "deeply damaging" when hidden agendas are exposed.

fyi: Silencing the restless nwo non-conformist natives is on the front burner now. The clock is running...

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