One Time Free Search Engine Now Down-Ranks Conservative Content – Bans Gateway Pundit
Jim Hoft Published March 10, 2022 at 4:26pm
This morning we received this email from a Gateway Pundit reader:
I don’t now if you’re aware of it but it appears that duckduckgo is now filtering out your website. I switched over to their android app back in 2020 and I could just type in “thegatewaypundit.com” and your site would be the first to come up.
Last week I noticed it wouldn’t come up at all anymore unless I add the www. In front of it. This morning I noticed even if I type the whole thing now, it doesn’t come up at all.
I just tested the duckduckgo.com search using chrome and searching on www.thegatewaypundit.com does not return your site at all.
As I’m sure you are – getting a bit sick of this.
Thanks Kevin, yes we are. Later today we did a search on gatewaypundit on DuckDuckGo to see what we get.
If you search for The Gateway Pundit on DuckDuckGo they do not even list the front page of our website in their search engine.
And they include the Wikipedia slander and every other major hit piece on The Gateway Pundit instead.
We have been disappeared. Despite having millions of readers a day the top articles that pop up for Gateway Pundit include hit pieces that had no traffic.
What adds insult to injury is that the search engines and Big Tech demons will allow knock-off sites to steal our content word-for-word, including photos and video and that is OK. That is approved. This is the evil we are up against.
Today Breitbart posted a report on DuckDuckGo. They have become Google. They are actively censoring conservative content that does not fit their world view.
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.
In a recent Twitter post, the CEO of privacy-focused search engine DuckDuckGo announced that the company would be downranking “sites associated with disinformation,” which has been a popular tactic by Google for years to reduce user access to content it considers objectionable.
DuckDuckGo CEO Gabriel Weinberg tweeted about the decision, stating that it was an effort to reduce Russian disinformation online. “Like so many others I am sickened by Russia’s invasion of Ukraine and the gigantic humanitarian crisis it continues to create. #StandWithUkraine️,” Weinberg stated, adding: “At DuckDuckGo, we’ve been rolling out search updates that down-rank sites associated with Russian disinformation.”
Weinberg goes on to say that DuckDuckGo will also be placing news modules and information boxes at the top of certain search results to highlight “quality information for rapidly unfolding topics.” This was a method used by many search engines and social media sites during the coronavirus pandemic to push official government narratives and information — that regularly changed drastically — to internet users.
Here are Weinberg’s tweets.
Well, we are through with DuckDuckGo. Any suggestions?
Link to some alternatives to DuckDuckGo.
I will be switching to Brave Search Engine for now. Bye DDG.