Why do many Google employees protest Project Dragonfly on moral and censorship grounds; don 't they understand that Google is a for-profit business?

With such bad name, I am starting to wonder if “Project Dragonfly” is not some Google team building strategy to make their employees feel good about themselves. Nobody believes in the “Don’t be evil” motto when the company says it, so having employees to fight over it is useful PR.

At the individual level, it looks like a very cheap way to feel a hero. People sleep better when they think they are fighting for some greater cause - especially when they are removed from any real danger.

All in all it looks like Google is really good at preventing their employees from interacting with the real world. This may explain why they are not aware about the implications of making the money used to pay them.

This text was originally published in quora.

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