Google’s “Don’t Be Evil” No Longer Prefaces Code of Conduct

Google’s “Don’t Be Evil” No Longer Prefaces Code of Conduct

Don’t be evil” has been a part of Google’s Code of Conduct since 2000. However, that phrase, “Don’t be evil” has been removed from the top of Google’s Code of Conduct.

The encouragement to not be evil is not gone. It’s simply not the major focus of Google’s Code of Conduct anymore.

The phrase “Don’t be evil” was previously the preface to Google’s Code of Conduct. Now the phrase “Don’t be evil” is in the concluding statement of Google’s Code of Conduct (as before), like a coda.

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