Just had someone DM me saying they got Google money for their NGO and Google might be terrible but taking their money doesn’t make your organisation bad. So I told them I could probably get them funding from Saudi Arabia and they went silent. I don’t understand… can someone explain it to me?
@aral If you can find a way to take their money and still fuck them over, like Ted Roosevelt did, though, then cool.
@aral The logical conclusion of a society constantly hammering that we are all, every single one of us, entitled to *whatever*. Using Google's money can't be bad, as long as it is *I* that uses it.
The same goes for violence and destruction, btw. As long as it is for an hypothetical noble end, people are more than willing to do a lot of harm to others if not to themselves. No need to look far: see how the right to privacy is being flushed down the drain because 'think of the children'.
The social network of the future: No ads, no corporate surveillance, ethical design, and decentralization! Own your data with Mastodon!