The mainstream press really doesn’t like underdogs. Crazy right-wingers have been ditching YouTube for Rumble and taking over Substack. Now we’re learning that conspiracy theorists and “conservative influencers” are ditching Google as their default search engine and switching to DuckDuckGo.
DuckDuckGo has been embraced by conservative influencers and conspiracy theorists who question Covid and push discredited treatments. https://t.co/Ki0m628HNA
— The New York Times (@nytimes) February 23, 2022
if you use duckduckgo, you're a conspiracy theorist now
sorry I don't make the rules pic.twitter.com/N0qJuGxQTk
— tim nutt (@twnutt) February 23, 2022
Pretty transparent attempt to get DDG to start censoring results in a similar way. Comments aren't buying it on the grounds of there being many reasons to use DDG, but tbh DDG's non-censorship is actually legit useful itself so people should also use for that. pic.twitter.com/DNLLJVv092
— Rational Thinker 69 (@Rationalist69) February 23, 2022
Nice to see the media doing Google’s bidding for them. Nice try.
— Brett Chapman (@brettachapman) February 23, 2022
cool. explain to me why I should care
— Kirara Decline 🧺 (@CodecMendoza) February 23, 2022
It's been embraced by anyone who gave up on Google after James Damore was fired. Same with Brave browser.
— Dan Roy (@danwroy) February 23, 2022
A search engine should be a search engine. Period.
— Waqqas 🇨🇦 (@purpleturnip) February 23, 2022
Or people sometimes just want a search engine that works like Google used to and spits out matches to your search string.
— Al Bumin (@Langerhans_isle) February 23, 2022
Google doesn't respect your privacy, that's why I switched to DuckDuckGo.
— Logan Cornett (@loganrcornett) February 23, 2022
God forbid you want privacy and less ads…..
— AmyPond420 (@AmyPond420_) February 23, 2022
Oh look the NYT posting an article to stifle competition with Google. Weird. Almost like they’re working towards a collective goal.
— Random internet guy (@B_Wop7) February 23, 2022
Look how the left simply cannot allow anything to gain traction outside of the system they control. Has to be so off-putting to normies who don't yet understand why that is.
— Invisible Constituent (@JustGreggo) February 23, 2022
You really are all one big regime aren't you?
— BURNT Rubber (@KURT_bball) February 23, 2022
It’s been embraced for being an unbiased and uncompromised search engine.
— BBG, Esq. (@bmetz131) February 23, 2022
This is a terrible article full of #misinformation
— KC Frew (@KnoxvilleKC) February 23, 2022
Incredible. Even with an obviously garbage take, this clickbait article still has progressives stanning for Google. Lmao
— John Snowden (@JonSnoden) February 23, 2022
Good God. Try to maintain some semblance of rationality, NYT. You guys look and sound like a petty, bitter ex on a regular basis. Embarrassing.
— Politisplaining (@politisplaining) February 23, 2022
If you don't use Google you are a right wing terrorist.
— Jordan (@Jrofosho) February 23, 2022
You literally know nothing about this topic.
— John Smith (@BamaRandom) February 24, 2022
Anyone not wanting curated answers to questions uses anything but Google. it’s not just conspiracy theorists.
— Homeskillet (@Homeski28398353) February 23, 2022
Conspiracy theorists = People that think for themselves
— Hunter (@TreadOnDeezNuts) February 23, 2022
It's a search engine, you donkeys.
I also hear that some conservative influencers embrace drinking water. Should the rest of us refrain from drinking it?
— Your Mom Is A Bot (@wsliger) February 23, 2022
I am not a conspiracy theorist, but rather an IT Security professional with four decades' experience.
I wonder if it would be possible to bring a class action defamation lawsuit against @nytimes? You shameless propagandists must be stopped.
— Tales From SYL Ranch DARKROOM (@SYLTales) February 23, 2022
“Hey public! ‘Doing your own research’ means digging for conspiracy theories”
They are literally trying to coin “doing research” as conspiracy. Lmaooo the desperation is hilarious. pic.twitter.com/KqSu11in7c
— —- (@UseLogicBetter) February 23, 2022
CNN’s Don Lemon warned us about those “idiots who think they can do their own research” about COVID.
Just. WOW –> We are witnessing Google’s real-time censorship of the term ‘mass information psychosis’ as mentioned by Dr. Robert Malone (watch THIS!) https://t.co/NejDbZEWkS
— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) January 2, 2022