“Don’t be evil” is a phrase commonly used in Google’s company code of conduct, coined by the creator of Gmail Paul Buchheit in the early 2000s. Buchheit said he”wanted something that, once you put it in there, would be hard to take out”, adding that the slogan was “also a bit of a jab at a lot of the other companies, especially our competitors, who at the time, in our opinion, were kind of exploiting the users to some extent.”
It seems pretty self-explanatory, do the right thing. But has Google held true to this goal? Recent news from the big tech giant has brought this question to the forefront, with many wondering if the monopoly is truly a force for good.
A recent report by The Verge on Thursday indicated that Google will no longer allow advertisers, publishers, and YouTube creators to monetize content that “denies the existence of climate […]
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