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Discussion on: Are Google and Facebook Evil?

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Kasey Speakman

I'd say no. Everyone acts in their own self-interest, including these companies. Doing so is not necessarily evil until it is intentionally at the expense of others. But even without intent, it is very easy to infringe on someone else's rights negligently (not considering or taking appropriate precautions) in pursuit of self-interest. It happens all day, every day, and is pretty much the whole reason behind civil court (versus criminal court). The reason this issue is raised to the level of congressional hearings is due to the scale at which it has happened.

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