Sir Tim Berners-Lee attacks Tories over misinformation:

The inventor of the World Wide Web has accused the Conservatives of spreading misinformation during the general election campaign.

Sir Tim Berners-Lee described the renaming of a Tory Twitter account as a fact checking body as "impersonation".

"That was really brazen," he told the BBC. "It was unbelievable they would do that."

During a live TV leaders' debate on Tuesday the Tory press office account @CCHQ was rebranded "factcheckuk".

The renaming remained for the duration of the hour-long debate between Boris Johnson and Jeremy Corbyn. The Conservatives have said "no one will have been fooled" by the move.

 But Sir Tim said the renaming "was impersonation. Don't do that. Don't trust people who do that."                     https://www.bbc.com/news/business-50539795

Sacha Baron Cohen: 'greatest propaganda machine in history'

Under this twisted logic, if Facebook were around in the 1930s, it would have allowed Hitler to post 30-second ads on his “solution” to the “Jewish problem”.

The full speech of Baron Cohen:

https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2019/nov/22/sacha-baron-cohen-facebook-propaganda

More from Berners-Lee

Sir Tim Berners-Lee launches global action plan: Contract for the Web

https://www.bbc.co.uk/newsround/50517962

and warns of a looming 'digital dystopia'

https://edition.cnn.com/2019/11/25/tech/berners-lee-web-safer-plan-scli-intl/index.html