The Internet at the Service of Society: Business Ethics, Rationality, and Responsibility

Wenceslao J. González
2020 ENDOXA  
Serving the community is what the Internet -in the broad sensedoes in many ways, within the knowledge society. The layers of its ontological structure -technology infrastructure, the Web, and the cloud computing, practical applications (apps), and the "mobile Internet" -are in principle at the service of society. This service is carried out by companies, which are ethically assessable insofar as they are "social subjects." Their public service purpose at the three layers during the coronavirus
more » ... ng the coronavirus lockdown is considered here. Within a framework of business ethics, this article looks deeply at companies as "social subjects." They contribute decisively to a multilayered reality that reaches half of the world's population. The analysis of this network of networks is carried out through
doi:10.5944/endoxa.46.2020.28029 fatcat:h3v4v7radzggjb7gp3h7htgq4m