I know, it’s a topic we’ve covered in conversations many times. Mostly having to do with the biased search results on “Global Warming” that always promote the Warmista Agenda and always down rank or block the Skeptic POV.
But it has gone far beyond that.
In this video, a Google Management Person in a position of authority describes their desire to “Prevent a Trump Situation” in 2020 and actions they take to do that. To suppress the ability of roughly 1/2 of the USA Electorate from getting information favorable to their political views and to advance the Democratic Agenda.
Isn’t there something in the campaign finance laws about “in kind” contributions? Isn’t selectively providing information in support of one party and antagonistic to one opposing candidate a “contribution in kind”? Ought not Google be up on charges of campaign law violations?
25 Minutes of Oh My Gawd!…
UPDATE: To see this, now censored, video, please click this link to watch it on BitChute: https://www.bitchute.com/video/re9Xp6cdkro/ (Thanks, Google, for proving the point of the video… Nice to have everything it said validated.) Or watch it on the Project Veritas site: https://www.projectveritas.com/2019/06/24/insider-blows-whistle-exec-reveals-google-plan-to-prevent-trump-situation-in-2020-on-hidden-cam/
At a minimum, they need to be broken up and the parts scattered to the winds.
Until then, you can always use other search engines. I tend to use DuckDuckgo, but sometimes use others.
It is a very long list… There are many search engines dedicated to a particular niche, like Real Estate or food and recipes. There are also many search engines that are based on a few other larger core engines. For those based on Google, you will have the same “issues” to some degree or another. I have no idea if Bing is similarly being SJW Rotted or not, but as I’m unfond of Micro$oft for other reasons, I generally don’t use it anyway.
1 By content/topic
1.1.1 Based on
18.104.22.168 Based on Ask.com (formerly)
22.214.171.124 Based on Bing
126.96.36.199 Based on Google
188.8.131.52 Based on Yahoo!
So personally I’d suggest exploring those based on Ask.com and Yahoo!, but anything non-Google will reduce their income and given that they are actively fighting to enforce a particular Hard Left Political Agenda, why would you want to fund someone who hates you and is working to destroy you?
Obligatory Disclaimer: I am NOT a Republican. Heck, I’m not even “Right Wing” (let alone “alt right”). I’m staunchly “Middle of the Bird” and generally a Libertarian. I don’t care what you do, or what you believe, as long as it does not harm me & mine. I’ve voted (once each) for Barack Obama and Bernie Sanders in the California Primary. I support your right to put whatever drug you want into your body and believe you ought to be free to grow any plant on the planet. I’ve also voted for Trump; but largely because he was NOT an “establishment Republican”. He is a Middle Of The Bird Nationalist working for the betterment of the USA and us Deplorables. Had it been a choice of Anyone But Hillary vs Republican Drone, I’m not sure how I would have voted. A JFK like Democrat with Nationalist advocacy and a healthy skepticism about Global Warming would get my vote. Corrupt Clinton Machine, no way. I also believe 100% in Freedom Of Speech and an IMPARTIAL judiciary and media (and that includes search engines).
So my “issue” with Google is simply that what they are doing is strongly Alt Left SJW bullshit manipulation and abuse of their customer. I want to see ALL the information and make up my own mind. I LIKE to do “opposition research” (as do all political parties and most of the Radical Left Machine, btw) and that is inhibited when finding things in opposition to a given position is suppressed. I want to see the radical racists spewing trash NOT because it will “turn me” but because it inoculates against the disease. (To convince kids not to smoke, we show them smokers as they really are and the damage it does to their bodies…) Similarly, I want to see the Black Panthers doing voter intimidation outside polling places with weapons in hand as it shows that racism is not a one sided thing. You can not find truth if 1/2 of the data are hidden.
Since the Number One thing that a person or organization can do to really really Piss Me Off is attempt to manipulate me, especially by indirect or hidden means, and since I’m bright enough to usually detect it (sooner or later), I simply can not bring myself to use Google Search (unless it is to prove the bias…). I’m not their product (so I deny them my ‘data’ as much as possible) and I’m certainly not interested in being their molded ‘creation’ or target of influence operations.
Google, just Say No!
(Though if they offered an option of their search as based on link counts as it was in about 1987 I’d use it…)
In these lists, extracted from the Wiki doc, I’ve deleted those names that are now extinct. Why mention a browser here, that no longer exists? I’ve also added some of my own comments.
First, what in some way supports Google via traffic if nothing else?
Based on Google
These ought to still suffer from the Google Bias Engine, but at least you reduce their income from data mining you, at least a little.
Then there are alternatives:
Based on Ask.com (formerly)
Based on Bing
A9.com (The Amazon search engine so not very useful for general search)
AOL AOL, from 2015
Alexa Internet – Owned by Amazon and does traffic analysis more than actual searches for you.
Ecosia A “Green” site in Germany that plants trees with their income.
Egerin – in Kurdish so I’m not bothering to link to it. Any Kurds reading here can get the link from the Wiki.
HotBot Privacy pitch on their web page…
Based on Yahoo!
Everyclick (formerly based on Ask.com) UK based “charity” funding site. (Though given the number of “charities” that have become or always were Left Wing PACs, I’d check out just what charities.)
They also list a lot of “metasearch” engines and even some P2P search engines, but I’ll leave those for the technically inclined to explore. The only mention of DuckDuckGo is here:
Privacy search engines
See also: Search engine privacy
HotBot (linked above)
Mojeek UK based from scratch implementation
Qwant Out of Paris. Claims to be the only European search engine, but I guess they don’t know about the others ;-)
Search Encrypt Per the sidebar in the search on their name that I think comes from a wiki page somewhere:
Search Encrypt differentiates itself from other search engines by using local encryption on searches and delayed history expiration. Search Encrypt emphasizes steps to anonymize user data, rather than building behavioral retargeting profiles on users.
Searx which points you at a DIY solution OR at various public instances here:
https://github.com/asciimoo/searx/wiki/Searx-instances where this is one instance out of a few dozen listed:
So you can try it before deciding to “roll your own” ;-)
This looks rather interesting:
Searx (/sɜːrks/) is a free metasearch engine, available under the GNU Affero General Public License version 3, with the aim of protecting the privacy of its users. To this end, Searx does not share users’ IP addresses or search history with the search engines from which it gathers results. Tracking cookies served by the search engines are blocked, preventing user-profiling-based results modification. By default, Searx queries are submitted via HTTP POST, to prevent users’ query keywords from appearing in webserver logs. Searx was inspired by the Seeks project, though it does not implement Seeks’ peer-to-peer user-sourced results ranking.
Each search result is given as a direct link to the respective site, rather than a tracked redirect link as used by Google. In addition, when available, these direct links are accompanied by “cached” and/or “proxied” links that allow viewing results pages without actually visiting the sites in question. The “cached” links point to saved versions of a page on archive.org, while the “proxied” links allow viewing the current live page via a Searx-based web proxy. In addition to the general search, the engine also features tabs to search within specific domains: files, images, IT, maps, music, news, science, social media, and videos.
Startpage.com (linked above)
An interesting “Family Friendly” option out of Switzerland:
Swisscows is a web search engine launched in 2014, a project of Hulbee AG, a company based in Egnach, Switzerland.
The search engine is based on semantic data recognition that give faster “answers” to queries. In addition, Swisscows does not store users’ data. Swisscows also deems itself “family-friendly”, with explicit results entirely omitted. The website’s servers are based in underground data centers under the Swiss Alps.
Swisscows uses Bing for web search, but has also built its own index for the German language edition. It also has shopping search, music search (powered by SoundCloud), and a language translator powered by Yandex.
So Bing without the MicroSoft “bing” at the register…
But I guess I’m OK with that…
UPDATE: Conservative Search
I did a DuckDuckGo search for “conservative search engine”. These showed up:
“4Conservative.com is the Conservative Search Engine for those who are tired of the liberal bias. Part of the 4Search.com network of alternative search engines.”
“Stop the liberal propaganda machine one search at a time”
You have choices. Your friends have choices. Just say NO to being “socially manipulated” and tagged, bagged, tracked and sold.