The war in Ukraine just forced one company to bow down to Biden and his cronies

The war in Ukraine has been a disaster on many fronts.

Thousands are dead and millions have been forced to flee, and opportunistic people in power are taking advantage.

Now, the war just forced one company to bow down to Biden and his cronies.

The establishment is attempting to reassert control now that information has been decentralized thanks to a free and open internet.

Institutional media cannot frame and manage grand narratives as easily now that people can get information from an infinite number of sources.

But legacy institutions are attempting to rein in big fish, and they may have just caught another one with DuckDuckGo.

The search engine that has positioned itself as a Google alternative with a pledge to protecting online privacy is now engaging in similar practices as Google.

DuckDuckGo CEO and founder Gabriel Weinberg announced that the search engine will algorithmically down-boost sites that are considered “Russian disinformation.”

Weinberg announced on Twitter:

Like so many others I am sickened by Russia’s invasion of Ukraine and the gigantic humanitarian crisis it continues to create. #StandWithUkraine️

At DuckDuckGo, we’ve been rolling out search updates that down-rank sites associated with Russian disinformation.”

This is an alarming precedent because “Russian disinformation” is a broad term, especially in the fog of war when it’s unclear what’s true and what isn’t.

For example, members of Congress were promoting the fraudulent “Ghost of Kyiv” story about a mysterious air ace who shot down several Russian fighter jets.

Some have called Fox News host Tucker Carlson a source of “Russian disinformation” because of his noninterventionist stance.

He does not want the U.S. to get rooked into another endless war, especially against a country with 6,000 nukes.

DuckDuckGo seems to have folded against a pressure campaign recently launched by The New York Times.

The paper wrote that “[right-wing Americans] have increasingly embraced fledgling and sometimes fringe platforms like the chat app Telegram, the video streamer Rumble and even search engines like DuckDuckGo, seeking conditions that seem more favorable to their conspiracy theories and falsehoods.”

Smearing DuckDuckGo as “right-wing” was a shot across the bow, and the company seems to have received the message.

Yet another platform has decided that it knows what’s best for its users.

This is precisely how concept creep happens, and “Russian disinformation” fans out to include anyone who questions any aspect of the Ukrainian government.

Stay tuned to Unmuzzled News for any updates to this ongoing story.

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