All search engines are effectively controlled by the US government.
Because it has become widely known that Google’s search results rule out any findings proving the falsity of major US government allegations regarding international relations (such as the US government’s allegation that the Ukrainian government is do not controlled by racist fascists or “Nazis” because it is in fact and was since February 2014), many researchers have started to use other search engines, such as DuckDuckGo, which advertises on the liberal American neoconservative network National Public Radio (NPR) as an alternative to Google. However, on March 9, DuckDuckGo CEO and Founder Gabriel Weinberg posted a Tweeter “Like so many others, I am sickened by Russia’s invasion of Ukraine and the massive humanitarian crisis it continues to create. #StandWithUkraine. At DuckDuckGo, we’ve rolled out research updates that downgrade sites associated with Russian disinformation.
By Eric Zuese
There was immediate backlash from researchers hating Google for doing what DuckDuckGo just admitted there that DuckDuckGo ALSO does: filter out information the US government doesn’t want the public to know ( like the fact that the Ukrainian Nazis control Ukraine and are supported by the US government).
So Weinberg quickly went on to “In addition to lower ranking sites associated with misinformation, we also often place news modules and information boxes at the top of DuckDuckGo search results (where they are most viewed and clicked) to highlight quality information for fast-moving topics.
This did not quell the backfire; thus, on April 17, he tweeted that “there is a completely made-up title circulating this weekend. We do not “purge” any media from the results. Anyone can verify this by searching for an outlet and see it appear in the results.
This response from him assumed what he undoubtedly knew to be wrong: that users’ concern was whether a given “outlet” a user was looking for would be found if specifically searched for on DuckDuckGo. He’s not that stupid actually believe that that is what users actually rebel against – he knows that Instead they rebel against having a search engine, whether it’s Google or DuckDuckGo or whatever, to pretend being able to predetermine which claims or types of claims accessible via the web are true and which are false (or “low quality”). Obviously, no search engine can do this; all that claim commit fraud. But that unfortunately includes all search engines.
Any smart internet user knows that ALL web censorship is dictatorial, NOT democratic. It is at least as dictatorial if it comes from billionaires such as Gabriel Weinberg, or Jack Dorsey, or Mark Zuckerberg, or their agents, as if it comes from the government itself – against which the user can vote at election time without needing to buy shares of a company in order to be allowed to vote against its CEO and other officials. Corporate dictatorship is what Mussolini proudly defended in 1920s Italy and alternately called “fascism” and “corporationism”. This is what we have now in the United States and its allied countries.
One of the spokespersons for the US government, the liberal neoconservative website Slate (belonging to the neo-con liberal Donald Graham who had sold out the neo-con liberal Washington Post to liberal neoconservative Jeff Bezos), headlined March 15 “DuckDuckGo users furious at its response to the war in Ukraine”and attempted to marginalize opponents of censorship by claiming they are all far-right:
More than 30,000 users on Twitter responded to Weinberg’s post with largely negative comments about the decision, accusing the company of engaging in censorship and injecting bias into search results. Breitbart published an article attacking DuckDuckGo as “Diet Google” and highly publicized Libertarian YouTubers also told their subscribers to stop using it.
DuckDuckGo executives attempted to quell the unrest. “DuckDuckGo is all about privacy,” Weinberg write back to one of his detractors. “The interest of the search engine is to display more relevant content rather than less relevant content, and that’s what we continue to do.” The company also released an official statement, which said in part: “It is also important to note that downgrading is different from censorship. We simply use the fact that these sites engage in active misinformation campaigns as a ranking signal that the content they produce is substandard, just as there are signals for spam sites and others. lower quality content.
DuckDuckGo was not originally designed as a conservative-friendly “free speech” platform, even though many of its users seem to view it that way.
On March 10, a thread was started on Reddit titled “Whelp more DDG for me” and users were asking for recommendations from search engines that are NOT controlled by US government agents. Allegations have been made there that the Brave browser’s Brave search engine does not censor its findings. However, I have always found that the Brave search engine is just as cleansed of discoveries that are in the sites that American billionaires and the government they control are blacklisted, just like Google and DuckDuckGo. Someone instead recommended – and it was supported – “Yandex”. It’s a Russian search engine, but – at least in America – it relies on Google and thus excludes discoveries that American billionaires and their agents blacklist. I’ve also tried other search engines, but have never found one that doesn’t censor nearly all of the sites that publish (or have published) my articles. In fact, I know that some excellent sites that published or published my articles have been shut down by the FBI, and others have told me that they have received warnings from Google to stop publishing articles from me. Almost all the sites that publish my articles do not appear in any search engine when the title of the article is searched on the web. Instead, mirror sites that automatically repost from sites that post to me appear, and sometimes ONLY those mirror sites show up in a web search for an article by me. You can try it yourself (e.g. by searching the web for the title – including the surrounding quotes – of the first source linked in this article, “Zelensky’s Secret CIA-Nazi Ukrainian Government”). Most of the finds are mirror sites, not sites that actually accepted and published the article I submitted. The US regime does not seem to seek to crush mirror sites, only to crush independent publishers. And so, independent publishers, in the United States and in allied countries, tend not to last very long, as they are blacklisted by billionaires and their government.
Investigative historian Eric Zuesse’s next book (coming soon) will be THE AMERICAN EVIL EMPIRE: Hitler’s posthumous victory and why the social sciences must change. It’s about how America took over the world after World War II in order to enslave it to American and allied billionaires. Their cartels extract wealth from the world by controlling not only their “news” media, but also the social “sciences” – fooling the public.