Investor money vs. public interest: did Google fail to build a non-evil platform?

Dmitry Gerasimenko
Sep 30, 2019 · 9 min read
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Don’t be evil.

That was Google’s official motto, until recently.

Google engineers Paul Buchheit and Amit Patel coined the phrase during a 2002 company meeting. Buchheit, who also happens to be the creator of Gmail, describes the brainstorm session to author Jessica Livingston in her book…