Tech companies are continuing to take action as Russia’s war in Ukraine rages on. Search engine DuckDuckGo is the latest platform to take measures in the information war that’s being battled online.
According to DuckDuckGo’s founder and CEO, Gabriel Weinberg, the privacy-focused search engine has “down-ranked” websites in its search results that are “associated with Russian disinformation.”
However, the overwhelming response to Weinberg’s tweets about the “down-rankings” has been outrage from DuckDuckGo’s user base. Some even claim to have already changed their default search engine preference due to this decision.