Reports that DuckDuckGo has removed pirated sites and youtube-dl from search results



DuckDuckGo , a search engine focused on protecting user privacy, has removed pirated sites such as The Pirate Bay , 1337x , and the official YouTube video download program youtube-dl from search results. ..

DuckDuckGo'Removes' Pirate Sites and YouTube-DL from Its Search Results (Updated) * TorrentFreak

Launched in 2008, DuckDuckGo, unlike other search engines, is unique in that it does not retain the user's IP address or other personal information. In 2018, Google

changed the setting so that 65,000 pirated sites are not displayed at the top of search results, and DuckDuckGo that displays accurate search results will be useful for users seeking pirated sites It became .

However, foreign media TorrentFreak reported that from around April 17, 2022, DuckDuckGo changed the setting so that pirated sites are not displayed in search results, and 'custom search using commands' of these sites is also disabled. It is said that it has become.

According to TorrentFreak, in addition to pirated sites such as,,,,, search the official site of open source software 'youtube-dl' that can download YouTube videos. It is said that it has been deleted from the results.

However, after the issue was addressed, DuckDuckGo CEO Gabriel Weinberg reported that 'no domains have been deleted.' When I checked it in my environment, youtube-dl and The Pirate Bay were certainly displayed in the search results.

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