Tim Berners-Lee says large tech companies must be regulated
The net neutrality advocate said that social media companies have “been built to maximize profit more than to maximize social good. A legal or regulatory framework that accounts for social objectives may help ease those tensions.”
Writing on the 29th anniversary of his invention, Berners-Lee warned of power being concentrated with a small number of companies like Facebook, Google, and Twitter. “What was once a rich selection of blogs and websites has been compressed under the powerful weight of a few dominant platforms. This concentration of power creates a new set of gatekeepers, allowing a handful of platforms to control which ideas and opinions are seen and shared.”
Trump got elected because of weaponized social media. Facebook, Twitter, and Google cannot be allowed to continue existing without serious oversight.