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Why you should go to DuckDuckGo and totally ignore Google.

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Google censorship has been a rising issue over the past years. Accusations about Google censoring news are surfacing more and more. Let's compare Google search results with Bing, Yahoo and DuckDuckGo to find out if we can see instances of Google manipulating search results.


 
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I use DDG on all my devices. I find their !Bang feature incredibly powerful and useful.

I still use Google for looking up very specific things, such as searching for something that I know has happened quite recently in my local area. Google is very powerful in this regard, but I'll route a Google search indirectly through DDG using the !g bang.

For general searches, DDG is fine though, with the added benefit of it not creeping on you or skewing search results.
 

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Been using it on all my devices for years. Google is literally marked untrusted.
 
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DuckDuckGo for years, except for images.

Apparently Google has some AI magic that analyses what's in the picture, not just the keywords surrounding that picture.
At the moment, when searching for images, they are unbeatable.

But for text/arbitrary content, DDG is my daily driver or search, and has been .... I think almost from the beginning.
 
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After i found DuckDuck, i used google like 2 times by error :)
 
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Tried it but I've come back to Google, it still offers a superior set of results for what I'm actually looking for.

If you have to Google your daily news you're doing it wrong, and with the right search criteria you can step out of bubbles. Still its nice to compare results from time to time and keep an eye on things. DDG is great for that.
 

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Been using it on all my devices for years. Google is literally marked untrusted.
I should do that. I would firewall Google but too many Androids in the house. :(

Been using DDG for years now.
 
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I use duck too for last couple years. I feel like Google is turning into evil company, grew too big and powerful.
 

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Been DDG for a long time time.

Been using it on all my devices for years. Google is literally marked untrusted.
Yeah been blocking other google services too, although the site can end up hanging for a while then gives in and lets me go their.
 
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Tried and went back to Google, as Duck's search results are awful.
 

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I just removed Google DNSs from my router.
 

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Been DDG for a long time time.



Yeah been blocking other google services too, although the site can end up hanging for a while then gives in and lets me go their.
Well Google Analytics is pretty much embedded on every page so it’s marked untrusted by default for me, no issues I agree some of their other services can cause issues.
 
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Google wields a big stick with sites that want to be brought up in searches.

i.e. the only gaming site that I can visit at work filters certain words like porn, sex, a person named Dick etc....
All of these posts containing any reference to something sexual have to go through a moderator and the moderator puts an asterix in the word before releasing it to be posted so that it becomes p*rn, s*x, D*ck etc....

Reason. Google has sent the site owner multiple warnings that if they see these words then they will have to classify the site as an adult site. It's an automated thing by Google I think.

Edit: Incorrect assumption.

Net result of the warnings is that the site doesn't come up in searches for "PC gaming news", "game news", "game sites" etc....

I checked through the first 20 pages of such searches and they aren't listed in Google searches.
 
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I'm a bing guy.
 
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Many independent news media is demotized.
 
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While I love DDG, Google isn't worthless. Google isn't out to get everyone.
(let the flaming commence)
 
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Out of curiosity.. How many of you DuckDuck go users consider yourselves "Conservative" and/or are into "Conspiracies"?
 
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I'm testing duckduckgo now.
Let's see if it's as good as google to show relevant results for my work.
 
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I am using Google for Google Scholar only
 
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I just used duckduckgo for the first time and bing for the first time. I made a wrong assumption about Google in #13 because the PC game site I was referring to was nowhere to be found on either of these search engines either unless you specifically typed in the name of the site.

In any case, there's not a day that goes by that I don't use Google for something or another.
 
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OT but... 1.1.1.1 is run by cloudflare and is an excellent censorship (and log) free DNS.
1.1.1.1
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1.0.0.1
 
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Out of curiosity.. How many of you DuckDuck go users consider yourselves "Conservative" and/or are into "Conspiracies"?
Im just a dad who thinks google are discusting, my hate begun when google copyed all our library books and stole its contents from the authors.
 
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Well guys, I'm impressed by DuckDuckGo, even for technical research it's very very good.

WOW. I'm replacing it on all my device. Bye google and thanks guys.
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I just used duckduckgo for the first time and bing for the first time. I made a wrong assumption about Google in #13 because the PC game site I was referring to was nowhere to be found on either of these search engines either unless you specifically typed in the name of the site.

In any case, there's not a day that goes by that I don't use Google for something or another.
Bing works best in america , in europa its useless.
 
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