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GOOGLE is crap.
Anyone concerned about "illegals" or "Russia!" influencing our elections or democracy should turn their eyes toward google.

When Tulsi Gabbard began the most searched name on Google after the1st debate, google then refused to sell her ads.
(And I'm guessing edited the search in ways unfavorable to her.)

Gabbard is suing Google at this point. HOPFULLY this will get some traction as a BI-Partisan issue.
Google controls apx 80+% of all searches so at this point has the ability to control what information people see.. or don't see. What they "know" and don't know.
This is a very real threat to our government and FAR Beyond the scope of influence Illegals or Russia could ever dream of.


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I'm far more concerned about private censorship than public at this point. And IMO most of it is coming from the left. Just in the past year:

People have stopped wearing MAGA hats for fear of violence.This has extended to all public display of Pro Trump apparel, bumper stickers, and the like.

The Confederacy, both history and a culture, have been destroyed. This one is both public and private.

Sanders, the WH spokesman, has been driven from a small restaurant in a small town and effectively been denied a peaceful meal anywhere in the town.

School kids waiting for a bus on the Lincoln Memorial have been accosted.

Pro Trump and pro USA rallies are harassed to the point of becoming unworkable, often violently.

College campuses, once the center of the free exchange of ideas, are now regularly denying access to opposing views.

This has to stop. To control a population you must control the speech and the access to physical means of opposing government. Guns are not likely to go away any time soon. Speech is on its way.
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Just a few minutes ago, I went to google to search for an article about the New York Times 1619 project. It returned a few results that were positive spin about the project. I then went to DuckDuckGo and did the same exact search. It came back with many of the same results but also plenty of results that criticized the project.

Not a scientific study by any means, but it appears to show the censorship of viewpoints by Google.
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Just a few minutes ago, I went to google to search for an article about the New York Times 1619 project. It returned a few results that were positive spin about the project. I then went to DuckDuckGo and did the same exact search. It came back with many of the same results but also plenty of results that criticized the project.

Not a scientific study by any means, but it appears to show the censorship of viewpoints by Google.
I've experienced several times similar issues with searches. I've gotten to the point with google that I am starting to actively avoid it, and bing, when I need information on something, even as slight as shopping for something.

Remember, when the use of something is 'free', it's not free. You become the salable product.
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I've experienced several times similar issues with searches. I've gotten to the point with google that I am starting to actively avoid it, and bing, when I need information on something, even as slight as shopping for something.

Remember, when the use of something is 'free', it's not free. You become the salable product.
I agree and have found myself avoiding Google and Bing when possible. However, DuckDuckGo is blocked on our company VPN so I have to either wait until after work to search, or log off the VPN.
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I agree and have found myself avoiding Google and Bing when possible. However, DuckDuckGo is blocked on our company VPN so I have to either wait until after work to search, or log off the VPN.
Try StartPage.
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Try StartPage.
Same result, blocked by the VPN. But thanks anyway.
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I agree and have found myself avoiding Google and Bing when possible. However, DuckDuckGo is blocked on our company VPN so I have to either wait until after work to search, or log off the VPN.
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Try StartPage.
I use startpage as well.

VPN blockage of alt search engines kinda of adds to the censorship
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