Does DuckDuckGo have any political bias in their searches like Google and Bing do?

<hidden> anonymous
Created: 2 years and 3 months ago • Updated: 2 years and 3 months ago
We all know Google is heavily left leaning and I heard Bing also fixes search results. If my grammar or writing looks a bit missed up I do apologize because I am posting this right after I just got done jogging.

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x.15a2
DDG uses multiple sources, does not "bubble" search and doesn't collect data, so it it likely the most unbiased search engine that you'll find!
posted by x.15a2 Community Leader2 years and 3 months ago Link
anonymous
That's a half-truth. You pass everything to Yahoo and they bubble, collect and do the search fixes, then give you marching orders. Your results page says "[in partnership with] Yahoo!"). What a bummer that everyone and everything is for sale.
posted by <hidden> • 2 years and 3 months ago Link
x.15a2
Not sure who or what was sold out. I do believe that having all the facts, not just the partnership message, will help cast light on DDG's partnership with Yahoo. I suggest that you read these:

https://duck.co/help/company/yahoo-partn...
https://duck.co/help/results/yahoo-techn...

It's also important to understand that the searches still us DDG's algorithms and that DDG is not just Yahoo search with a different wrapper. Do your own test, enter identical searches in DDG and Yahoo and you'll see that the results differ.

In fact, Yahoo has been one of DDG's sources from the beginning and partnership messages (including Yahoo, Bing, Yandex and other) have been displayed for years.
posted by x.15a2 Community Leader2 years and 3 months ago Link