Socolow writes for Slate about ‘Oh, Yeah?’ button

Michael Socolow, associate professor at the University of Maine Department of Communication and Journalism, wrote an article for Slate about Tim Berners-Lee, the inventor of the internet, proposing that every browser be equipped with what he called the “Oh, Yeah?” button to ask the browser for more credentials from a website in order to build trust. “The ‘Oh, Yeah?’ button represented an early warning that we’d all need to be more skeptical in cyberspace in the future…Had it come to pass, so many ills that plague the web and social media today—think: ‘fake news’ accusations, disinformation campaigns, and catfishing—could have been addressed from the start,” Socolow wrote.