Warning that the web he helped invent in 1989 is \u0022functioning in a dystopian way\u0022 due to extreme corporate concentration and paltry privacy safeguards for consumers, Tim Berners-Lee unveiled what he described as a \u0022Magna Carta for the web\u0022 during the international Web Summit in Lisbon on Monday and urged all governments to support basic principles of internet freedom to ensure that the web serves \u0022humanity, science, knowledge, and democracy.\u0022\u0022For many years there was a feeling that the wonderful things on the web were going to dominate and we\u0026#039;d have a world with less conflict, more understanding, more and better science, and good democracy,\u0022 Berners-Lee told the\u0026nbsp;Guardian during the summit. \u0022But people have become disillusioned because of all the things they see in the headlines.\u0022\u0022Humanity connected by technology on the web is functioning in a dystopian way,\u0022 Berners-Lee continued. \u0022We have online abuse, prejudice, bias, polarisation, fake news, there are lots of ways in which it is broken. This is a contract to make the web one which serves humanity, science, knowledge and democracy.\u0022We’re at a 50/50 moment for the web. We’ve created something amazing together, but half the world is still not online, and our online rights and freedoms are at risk. The web has done so much for us, but now we need to stand up #ForTheWeb #WebSummit— Tim Berners-Lee (@timberners_lee) November 5, 2018I’ve just shared a new contract #ForTheWeb at #WebSummit. It’s going to take all of us - citizens, governments and companies - to solve the challenges that face our web today. Check out the starting principles and supporters: https://t.co/gM4bUiYQFS— Tim Berners-Lee (@timberners_lee) November 5, 2018Read the full contract below:Contract for the WebThe web was designed to bring people together and make knowledge freely available. Everyone has a role to play to ensure the web serves humanity. By committing to the following principles, governments, companies and citizens around the world can help protect the open web as a public good and a basic right for everyone.The Contract Principles are available to read in Español, Français, Português and عربى.Governments willEnsure everyone can connect to the internetSo that anyone, no matter who they are or where they live, can participate actively online. Keep all of the internet available, all of the timeSo that no one is denied their right to full internet access.Respect people’s fundamental right to privacySo everyone can use the internet freely, safely and without fear.Companies willMake the internet affordable and accessible to everyoneSo that no one is excluded from using and shaping the web.Respect consumers’ privacy and personal dataSo people are in control of their lives online.Develop technologies that support the best in humanity and challenge the worstSo the web really is a public good that puts people first.Citizens willBe creators and collaborators on the webSo the web has rich and relevant content for everyone.Build strong communities that respect civil discourse and human dignitySo that everyone feels safe and welcome online.Fight for the webSo the web remains open and a global public resource for people everywhere, now and in the future.We commit to uphold these principles and to engage in a deliberative process to build a full “Contract for the Web”, which will set out the roles and responsibilities of governments, companies and citizens. The challenges facing the web today are daunting and affect us in all our lives, not just when we are online. But if we work together and each of us takes responsibility for our actions, we can protect a web that truly is for everyone.