Reply to post: Re: It's already fucked

Tim Berners-Lee says regulation of the web may be needed

bombastic bob Silver badge

Re: It's already fucked

"Blame the webmasters lawyers and lawmakers"

Fixed it for ya.

The moment that Google [and other search providers] were *REQUIRED* to insert filtering for whatever reason, 'right to be forgotten' being ONE of them, it opened the door to MANIPULATE the search results any way that "they" see fit.

So how about THIS instead: FREE competing services that don't filter, except for settings YOU send along with the query.

The internet does best when completely UN-regulated. Don't try and justify socialist or moralist ideas upon the world. THAT will _ONLY_ empower some "Internet Pope" (self-appointed or otherwise) to wield power, and we don't need YET ANOTHER one of _THOSE_ kinds of people, now do we???

[And _I_ thought the 60's was about "power to the people" - turns out, it was about "power to CERTAIN people" - just the same old CRAP under a different [mis]label I guess]

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