Brave Search Engine Officially Cuts Ties With Bing Over CensorshipReader05/05/2023 (Fri) 14:04 Id: f70efeNo.20969del
Brave Search Engine Officially Cuts Ties With Bing Over Censorship
From now on, the privacy-focused search engine Brave Search will no longer use Bing or any other third-party indexes because of rampant censorship.
As part of an effort to stop relying on any technology solutions controlled by what has come to be known as Big Tech, Brave Search will instead use its own solutions exclusively to ensure users are given full and accurate search results, no matter the topic or query.
“By default, Brave Search users will now receive 100% of results from the Brave Index, giving users fully independent results,” Brave announced in a blog post. “As always, our results will preserve user privacy.”
First launched in 2021, Brave Search is an extension of the Brave web browser, which is marketed as a “private search engine.” Up until now, Brave Search relied on other indexes for about 13 percent of user search queries, though last year the company was able to trim that figure down to just 7 percent.
Now, 0 percent of Brave Search results come from outside indexes. This was made possible using tools such as the Web Discovery Project, which allows Brave browser users to send anonymous data to the company to help develop Brave’s internal index.