[Google’s] mission statement from the outset was “to organize the world’s information and make it universally accessible and useful”, and the company’s unofficial slogan is “Don’t be evil”.
Google and the Internet
The internet began as a network called the ARPANET, which was a network of computer systems which allowed both the storage and sharing of information for the purpose of scientific progress. This idea quickly grew beyond the scientific and academic community, and into the reach of everyday citizens. The internet proved to be so useful that it has become integrated into every aspect of society–from leisure activity to business engagements.
Google came along in 1996 with the objective “to organize the world’s information and make it universally accessible and useful”. Google set out to united the knowledge and discoveries of the entire world in order to make the information available to everyone. In the same way that the ARPANET allowed universities to share information, Google has developed the internet into a constantly evolving organism of information that anyone can access.
Network neutrality is the principle that Internet users should be in control of what content they view and what applications they use on the Internet. The Internet has operated according to this neutrality principle since its earliest days… Fundamentally, net neutrality is about equal access to the Internet. In our view, the broadband carriers should not be permitted to use their market power to discriminate against competing applications or content. Just as telephone companies are not permitted to tell consumers who they can call or what they can say, broadband carriers should not be allowed to use their market power to control activity online.
From Google’s Guide to Net Neutrality
After making enormous amounts of revenue, Google has made extremely generous contributions to various charities and causes, as well as establishing some of its own charities.
Google’s Moral Paradigm
- Google often promotes the advancement of alternative energy and climate awareness
- Another solution that Google participates in is the cure for world poverty and hunger