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Web Dragons by Teresa Numerico, Marco Gori, Ian H. Witten

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CHAPTER 6 WHO CONTROLS INFORMATION? 

The underlying mantra of the web is that it’s free for all, accessible by everyone. Even before the beginning, in the pre-dawn darkness, Tim Berners-Lee (1989) foresaw that “for an international hypertext to be worthwhile … many people would have to post information.” The idea was always that anyone should be able to publish, and everyone should be able to read: there would be no central control. It was understood that the information itself would be the right stuff: good, useful, and reliable, even if not always completely correct. And the hyperlinks would be apt and relevant; they would take you on instructive and informative voyages of exploration. But if we look dispassionately at the web as it is today, ...

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