@tangor.. no political motivation here. I am just bringing up the topic because its a very big problem that is only going to get much worse without a fix.
Who is going to fix it?
Dang difficult to even think gov will get involved (USA) as an extremely large number of ex-g are in bureaucracies, agencies, and in the gov itself.
Other than government, what other entities can take on the web, the tech giants and all the uglies?
The EU with GDPR and the new copyright stuff is a start, but almost too little too late, and only in their backyard.
None of the above it meant negative, just a reality that only POLITICS and the will of the people who put those in POWER can address the ills ... and once started NO ONE WILL LIKE THE RESULTS.
Humans are humans. The Web is not that "special", it is just another way of doing business and communication. Those who ignore history from 1000 AD to present are doomed to repeat it.
Meanwhile, as webmasters, do all you can to protect your business, your site, and your customers/users from the bad actors and hope like heck the "I'm from the Government and I am Here To Help You" folks don't screw the pooch in the process. (History reveals they will, but what can I say).
How would you solve the crisis on the web ... without politics?
What I mean, is what kind of hammer is in your toolbox to deal with this nail?