• Stuart McCoyStuart McCoy, 6 months ago

    Is it worth decrying them entirely based on part of their work? Even if other parts of their work are overwhelmingly positive?

    Yes. Doing something good doesn't excuse your bad behaviour if you continue to do that bad thing.

    4 points
    • Rhys MerrittRhys Merritt, 6 months ago

      I think you have oversimplified a little. Do you know if Palantir have done more bad than good? If you do, how do you know that? Right now the only perspective I have is this negative piece surrounding ICE, and the positive aspect I've been told by my friend who used the software.

      If Palantir have a net positive impact on the world, I would argue that decrying them is puritanical nonsense. So I'm reserving judgement until I know more.

      1 point
      • JayO ★, 5 months ago

        Helping 1000 old ladies cross the street doesn't absolve you from the one that you kicked in the shin.

        Now take my example at scale where Palantir has fucked possibly hundreds of thousands of immigrants seeking a better life.

        Measuring things in terms of net positive is such bullshit.

        2 points
        • Rhys MerrittRhys Merritt, 5 months ago

          Measuring things in terms of net positive is such bullshit.

          It's not, and your example is hyperbole.

          Your tact is all wrong. See my reply to your comment lower down.

          0 points