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[–]stereomatch 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

This may have happened around same time as changing it's policy about reducing ranking for news from certain countries like Russia - due to the Russia-Ukraine conflict.

Like so many others I am sickened by Russia’s invasion of Ukraine and the gigantic humanitarian crisis it continues to create. >#StandWithUkraine️

At DuckDuckGo, we've been rolling out search updates that down-rank sites associated with Russian disinformation.


FLCCC may have been added - as slippery slope was encountered.


In the twitter thread above, DuckDuckGo counters that they only promised privacy.

While people counter that what distinguished from Google was the perception of no filters.


Alternatives to

People in the twitter thread above were asking about alternative to - and it seems Brave (of Brave browser fame) may have one:

Wondering how to set our independent and privacy-preserving Brave Search as your default search engine?

Follow the simple steps in this page (includes instructions for the Brave browser + other leading browsers):

[–]iamonlyoneman 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (3 children)

Are you retarded? The FLCCC protocol is highlighted in its own section on your own image

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That's from Wikipedia, DDG has filtered the site from their search results. You don't see it on mobile.

I switched to the Brave search engine. So far it's okay. DDG announced they would be de-ranking "Russian misinformation" also. It's mind blowing, unfiltered results were the only reason myself and a lot of others even used DDG. It just became useless.

[–]iamonlyoneman 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (1 child)

So I searched it again. FLCCC.substack is literally the top hit.

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