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Diet Google: DuckDuckGo Will ‘Down-Rank’ What It Decides Is ‘Disinformation’

Popular privacy-focused search engine DuckDuckGo, commonly considered an alternative to Google, has announced that it will be “down-ranking” sites associated with “disinformation,” along with adding “information boxes” to “highlight quality information.” The announcement received widespread backlash from DuckDuckGo supporters, who view the changes as adopting the censorship policies of the Masters of the Universe.

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Microsoft Bing Censors ‘Tank Man’ Images on Tiananmen Anniversary

The Microsoft-owned search engine Bing is not displaying any image results for “tank man,” the most iconic image of the Tiananmen Square Massacre, even when the term is searched from within the United States. Microsoft claims the phenomenon is due to an “accidental human error,” and that the company is “working to resolve this.”

Satya Nadella, CEO of Microsoft, speaks at a media event in San Francisco, California on March 27, 2014. Microsoft is tapping into its software past as it maps its future in the rapidly changing world of Internet technology. Newly anointed Microsoft chief Satya Nadella on Thursday laid out a vision …

DuckDuckGo Soars Past 100 Million Daily Search Queries

The privacy-focused search engine DuckDuckGo has surpassed 100 million daily search queries for the first time ever, marking a major milestone in the site’s 12-year-old history. The site’s surging daily activity comes as a wave of consumers embrace alternatives to the Masters of the Universe, including messaging services like Signal and Telegram, and social media platforms such as Gab.

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Report: Google Personalizes Search Results Even When Users Are Logged Out

A new study claims that Google personalizes search results even when a Google user is logged out of their account. Tests for the phrases “gun control,” “immigration,” and “vaccinations” all provided different results for different test users which could reportedly not be explained by changes in location or other expected factors.

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