April 15, 2024

DuckDuckGo Adopts Policies of Google, Will ‘Down-Rank’ What It Decides Is ‘Disinformation’


In a March 10, 2022 article published in Breitbart, Luca Nolan reported that DuckDuckGo, an alternative search engine, has announced that it will be “down-ranking” sites associated with “disinformation,” along with adding “information boxes” to “highlight quality information.”

According to the report, DuckDuckGo CEO Gabriel Weinberg tweeted about the decision[1]https://twitter.com/yegg/status/1501716484761997318, stating that it was an effort to reduce Russian disinformation online. “Like so many others, I am sickened by Russia’s invasion of Ukraine and the gigantic humanitarian crisis it continues to create. #StandWithUkraine️,” Weinberg stated, “At DuckDuckGo, we’ve been rolling out search updates that down-rank sites associated with Russian disinformation.”

The announcement received widespread backlash from DuckDuckGo supporters, who view the changes as adopting the censorship policies of Google.

Editor’s Note: During the 2020 pandemic of censorship, DuckDuckGo became the great alternative to Google, where the latter has rampant censorship on free speech and information against the mainstream narrative. [See The Pandemic of Censorship; Big tech censorship fuels growth of alternative media.]

Google and various owned platforms are amplified to censor what they deem as misinformation and deplatforming experts who warned the public of barred scientific evidence about coronavirus and now Ukraine-Russian conflict[2]https://news.gab.com/2022/03/04/the-deplatforming-of-a-nation-state/. [See Why Censorship is Backfiring on Big Tech; YouTube expands censorship, will ban ALL anti-vaccine content; Facebook Insider: Censorship in Social Media is Real].

DuckDuckGo had been the go-to search engine primarily for those seeking the truth. But with, the recent down-ranking of sites associated with Russia shows DuckDuckGo has joined the bandwagon in manipulating what people see and read.

CCH had previously featured DuckDuckGo for its unbiased ranking; however, with what’s happening currently, using the search engine is your discretion but find alternatives other than famous Big Tech, including DuckDuckGo. [See this article where we featured DuckDuckGo VigiAccess Data Shows COVID Vaccines More Dangerous than Ivermectin, Hydroxychloroquine. Also, watch Public Seminar Episode 28: COVID and Ukraine.]

To know the truth, we have to substantiate and validate the sources. If it’s against the mainstream narrative, you can find it buried on the seventh onward pages of Google. Nevertheless, the truth prevails; however they try to exploit facts.

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