Google: whatever happened to “Don’t be evil?”

Source: spiked
by Joel Kotkin

“When Google went public in 2004, it epitomised technological and entrepreneurial genius. Two engineers had developed a remarkably powerful, easy-to-use search engine, opening the doors to vast amounts of knowledge. The founders proclaimed their motto as ‘Don’t be evil,’ which was typical of Silicon Valley’s decades-old techno-optimism. … This idyll is no more. Google and the other Big Tech firms are no longer grassroots creators. They’re now oligarchs and monopolists, exerting undue influence on the market and on politics.” (07/20/22)