The Internet had many promises to make our dreams of a better world come true. Designers try to help make it a reality but in the process of doing so, create new problems both intentionally and unintentionally. Through various case studies, the paper examines the different paradoxes that arise from the qualities of the internet and narrates micro and macro effects of small and big design choices on society. When it all comes down to it, everything is political in design and thus, designers are complicit in the outcome of their creations both good and bad. In order to design better, they must review the contradictory nature of the internet and embrace a code of ethics to guide them through the minefield of making design decisions.