(Pocket-lint) - Just as CERN has admitted that hackers have "infiltrated" the computer system of the Large Hadron Collider, one of the facility's most famous scientists, Tim Berners-Lee, has spoken of the dangers of the web.

Berners-Lee - the "father of the worldwide web" - spoke to the BBC ahead of the launch of a new foundation, which is hoped will give more people access to the Internet.

He warned that the web is being used to spread disinformation - and pointed to CERN and the rumours that flicking the switch on the LHC (yes - the project which was hacked) could create a Black Hole that could swallow up the Earth.

Berners-Lee is now suggesting a system which would label websites to warn surfers if they are not trustworthy.

He told the BBC: "On the web the thinking of cults can spread very rapidly and suddenly a cult which was 12 people who had some deep personal issues suddenly find a formula which is very believable - a sort of conspiracy theory of sorts and which you can imagine spreading to thousands of people and being deeply damaging".

Berners-Lee, however, did add he recognises how complicated implementing a ratings system could be.

"I'm not a fan of giving a website a simple number like an IQ rating because like people they can vary in all kinds of different ways", he said.

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"I'd be interested in different organisations labelling websites in different ways."

Writing by Katie Scott.