DuckDuckGo Updates Search Engine, Will Penalize Sites ‘Associated With Disinformation’, by Zachary Stieber

Too bad DuckDuckGo, it was fun while it last. Looks like we’ll have to find another browser. From Zachary Stieber at The Epoch Times via

The search engine DuckDuckGo has begun penalizing sites linked to “Russian disinformation” amid the Russia–Ukraine war, according to the company’s CEO.

“Like so many others I am sickened by Russia’s invasion of Ukraine and the gigantic humanitarian crisis it continues to create,” Gabriel Weinberg, the CEO, wrote on social media.

“At DuckDuckGo, we’ve been rolling out search updates that down-rank sites associated with Russian disinformation,” he added.

Gabriel Weinberg, CEO and founder of DuckDuckGo, in Washington for a congressional hearing in a file image. (Alex Wong/Getty Images)

DuckDuckGo is also placing boxes with information at the top of the search results page “to highlight quality information for rapidly unfolding topics,” Weinberg added.

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3 responses to “DuckDuckGo Updates Search Engine, Will Penalize Sites ‘Associated With Disinformation’, by Zachary Stieber

  1. Not surprised, they all cave sooner or later.
    Nudge Nudge


    • Yup. The “Great Choosing of Sides” began years ago, but since the grasp for globohomo totalitarianism it has become much more pronounced, obvious and shameless.


  2. The Duck Duck Go CEO is sickened by pro-Russian reporting, not disinformation. And, I’m sick of cowardly CEOs accepting censorship on their Search engines. What an effing imbecile this man is!


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