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.
DuckDuckGo is Bad: they down-rank sites associated with disinformation
DuckDuckGo is Bad: they place news modules and information boxes at the top
we also often place news modules and information boxes at the top of DuckDuckGo search results (where they are seen and clicked the most) to highlight quality information for rapidly unfolding topics.
DuckDuckGo is Bad: they now blocks the best resource for torrents
“The index was used to provide traditional links — meaning, non-news links — on the search engine results page in Russia and Turkey,” said Katie McInnis, DuckDuckGo’s senior public policy manager for the U.S.
DuckDuckGo is Bad: they decide what is disinformation on your behalf
The whole point of DuckDuckGo is privacy. The whole point of the search engine is to show more relevant content over less relevant content, and that is what we continue to do.
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DuckDuckGo is Bad: Get Rid of DuckDuckGo, use Startpage!
To set Startpage as your default search engine in Firefox, visit https://add.startpage.com and follow the onscreen instructions. You can also refer to our video instructions. (Note: this video is hosted on youtube.com.)
Or, for a more step-by-step explanation, please follow the instructions below. Note: If you don’t see the Add to Firefox button, make sure to enable promotional messaging in Settings.
- Navigate to https://www.startpage.com and scroll to the bottom of the page. Click Add to Firefox.
- Click Add to Firefox from the Firefox add-on store
- Click Add
- Click Yes
- Choose whether to allow the Startpage extension to run in Private Windows and click Okay, Got It to finish.