EDIT: Conversation here.

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This is a relatively old story now, but I thought I would post about it, as I haven’t seen anyone else do the same on this community.

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For those that don’t know, DuckDuckGo’s CEO & founder Gabriel Weinberg posted the following on his Twitter:

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Would love to know the community’s thoughts. Personally, I don’t think this is a big deal - all search engines have to favour certain results over others… it’s the intrinsic state of a search engine - although I know some people are rather upset.

It’s interesting. It’s not as apolitical as Gabriel Weinberg makes it sound (because everything is of course political, including opposing disinformation). I’m not sure how DuckDuckGo codify this approach - for example, as terrible as the disinformation from Russia is, what do DuckDuckGo plan to do about the disinformation in the West? Or does that not bother them? Honest questions, by the way; I’m not claiming to know all the answers 🙂

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Discussion has been held/might be ongoing in this c/technology thread.

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Ahhh, perfect; thank-you.

I really like the decentralised moderation model proposed by the Element folks (and the Electronic Frontier Foundation has promoted something similar): https://element.io/blog/moderation-needs-a-radical-change/

I dont understand the issue?

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People are not happy at DDG filtering their web results as they feel they should be able to decide for themselves what is fake news and what is real.

I’ve switched temporarily to Brave now, but since Brave browser is pushing the "support Ukraine’ narrative, I’d guess they, too, could filter results. Most search engines use Google. Any tips on search engines not using Google?

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I know Mojeek have their own database of pages that are not taken from Google or Bing or anywhere else.

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That being said, their results are not the best. I would probably recommend MetaGer.

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Brave browser is pushing the "support Ukraine’ narrative, I’d guess they, too, could filter results.

Can you give a link to that information?

I use Firefox and I just do a Ctrl+mouseScrollUp or ctrl+= and it remembers the zoom for that website.

Can’t, but it was a big image of a creature or mascot with a big Ukrinian flag. Maybe someone here can add to what I saw.

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