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He added that in recent years he has increasingly felt that the principles of an open web need to be safeguarded
Berners-Lee 指出當前 Web 失能的三大來源：
- 錯誤設計的系統：如鼓勵 click-bait 標題的廣告系統。
Berners-Lee 參與成立的 Contract for the Web 旨在推動將 Web 推回開放、自由的正軌。但他表示，這需要全體社會成員一同參與才有可能成功。
“We need open web champions within government – civil servants and elected officials who will take action when private sector interests threaten the public good and who will stand up to protect the open web,” he wrote.
In the last few years, he told me, he’d realised it was not enough to just campaign for an open web and leave people to their own devices.
《The Future of the Internet and How to Stop It》 一書的作者 Jonathan Zittrain 指出，曾經 Web 代表的是一個現實的烏託邦願景，它更多的重點是賦予創造能力給一般大衆，而不是讓大衆從其中消費資訊。我們應該重新校正對 Web 的認知，回到其核心的一些原則，如公開透明、普遍的可用性等。
“I see Tim’s letter not only as a call to build a better web, but to rededicate ourselves to the core principles it embodies,” he told the BBC.
Those principles, he said, included universality of access and transparency – the ability to see and understand how web applications work.