Yes, but many aspects of the Internet and the abstraction layer provided by the Web haven’t been exploited properly at the application layer. Net result: the kumbaya dream has become a nightmare!
We never envisaged the Web and Internet as tools for aiding and driving incuriosity via echo chambers and fake news etc..
Challenges in areas such as verifiable identity, privacy, and content provenance are symptoms of poor application implementation and design. The aforementioned items can’t be treated as afterthoughts in a networked environment :(