World Wide Web founder and Internet Hall of Fame inductee Tim Berners-Lee has officially launched his attempt to bring his creation back to the people.
Created in response to a rise in hate speech and government censorship efforts, the Contract for the Web is a set of nine core principles designed to facilitate user access while respecting personal data.
Still in its early stages, the initiative has received support from more than 150 companies and non-profit organizations, including Microsoft, Google, DuckDuckGo, Facebook and the Electronic Frontier Foundation.
In a recent interview, Berners-Lee acknowledged the power of the web’s less than benign forces prompted him to take action.
“It’s not that we need a 10-year plan for the web, we need to turn the web around now,” he said.