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[–]FormosaOolong 8 insightful - 1 fun8 insightful - 0 fun9 insightful - 1 fun -  (1 child)

Have we as a collective completely forgotten that we ourselves have the right and power to choose the content we engage with? What is this insane collapse into allocating that power to an entity outside ourselves?

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

I think it's the same old believe what the authority figure or organization tells you. People are taught not to think for themselves and not to think critically, but rather to answer in the manner they are told to. I don't believe the earth is flat, but I believe that those who do have a right to believe it and have the right to be heard.

[–]useless_aether[S] 4 insightful - 3 fun4 insightful - 2 fun5 insightful - 3 fun -  (4 children)

not evil at all

[–]exPFCwintergreen 1 insightful - 3 fun1 insightful - 2 fun2 insightful - 3 fun -  (3 children)

Of course not. It's the good kind of censorship. No problem there, right?

[–]useless_aether[S] 5 insightful - 2 fun5 insightful - 1 fun6 insightful - 2 fun -  (2 children)

they are the perfect little angels, never doing anything wrong.

i kinda think that when they collect enough data and dna about us, there will be a big global culling, with googles ai algos determining who lives and dies. or some deep state algos using googles big data at least. the typical methodical mindset of mass killings we already know from history.

"... as if they'd been constructed by somebody very clever in Switzerland."
-- Douglas Adams

[–]exPFCwintergreen 3 insightful - 2 fun3 insightful - 1 fun4 insightful - 2 fun -  (1 child)

Sorry to sound flippant, but re Douglas Adams: Did you know Ford Prefect was the name of a car produced in England? Brit friend told me that about three years ago, way after I read the books.

[–]useless_aether[S] 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

yes, i heard that too

[–]d3rr 4 insightful - 2 fun4 insightful - 1 fun5 insightful - 2 fun -  (0 children)

Conspiracy theorists must be correct about what they say if their theories are a threat to Google and their intelligence agency partnerships.

[–]ChillyBreakfast 4 insightful - 1 fun4 insightful - 0 fun5 insightful - 1 fun -  (2 children)

On the one hand, interesting. On the other, breitbart.

[–]d3rr 3 insightful - 1 fun3 insightful - 0 fun4 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

Hhahhaa. I was hoping to never have to read Breitbart myself. I will give them credit for not banning me no matter what I say. Infowars banned me quick style.

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

Good point. I hate them. But Google is censoring.

[–]Tom_Bombadil 3 insightful - 3 fun3 insightful - 2 fun4 insightful - 3 fun -  (0 children)

The leaked memo was probably hacked by the Russians.

[–]allie 3 insightful - 1 fun3 insightful - 0 fun4 insightful - 1 fun -  (9 children)

They also censor leftist, anti-war and socialist websites. Which is why I try to use other search engines. They censor anything the wealthy capitalists want censored, left and right.

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

Nice to see another... not to say leftist, as I think they're goofy too, but... pro-humanity/Earth poster, haha

[–]useless_aether[S] 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (7 children)

any tips? i dont trust ddg, b/c its using aws. thats cia for starters. and using startpage takes me back to google.

[–]allie 3 insightful - 1 fun3 insightful - 0 fun4 insightful - 1 fun -  (4 children)

I'm mostly using duckduckgo but I think all the search engines are censored and corrupt. There are some things I can't find in any of them.

[–]magnora7 4 insightful - 1 fun4 insightful - 0 fun5 insightful - 1 fun -  (3 children)

I agree. And I just recently realized that duckduckgo is just a skin for bing. Search anything in bing and then in duckduckgo and you'll see they're the same results.

You can even add !g to any duckduckgo search and then it becomes a skin for google.

[–]AdaDoom 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun -  (1 child)

what :|

[–]magnora7 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

Yeah. Makes all the fuss about duckduckgo seem rather silly, doesn't it?

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

Not entirely true. For example, search "conspiracy" on both. Duckduckgo returns: merriam-webster.com, dictionary.com, reddit.com and wikipedia.com in that order as the top 4 results. Bing on the other hand returns: dictionary.com, merriam-webster.com, imdb.com, and thefreedictionary.com as the top 4 results.

They get their results from over 400 sources, Bing being one of them. The reality of the internet is also, that regardless of which engine you use, the top page of results will likely be very similar as all the crawlers are using the same source material.

[–]ChillyBreakfast 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun -  (1 child)

searx.me qwant.com duckduckgo.com startpage.com

Sometimes you have to use more than one, but between the 4 of them you're sure to get what you're looking for and relatively privately.

[–]useless_aether[S] 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

qwant.com

i like this one