Happy Birthday World Wide Web

March 12th 1989 saw the creation of the World Wide Web

Celebrating a birthday with a message to help stamp out online dangers.

Sir Tim Berners-Lee

World Wide Web inventor Sir Tim Berners-Lee hailed its 30th anniversary but also warned of an increase in malicious and offensive content.

Highlighting several causes for concern — state-sponsored hacking, crime and harassment, clickbait and the viral spread of misinformation.

Companies such as Facebook, Twitter and Google, have come under scrutiny in recent years over data privacy issues and the rising spread of malicious and offensive content.