Twitter CEO Prefers DuckDuckGo to Google

Google is for the most part a staple of one’s internet routine, and a big part of the reason why that is the case has to do with the fact that it is the single most powerful and popular search engine in the world which means that pretty much every single query you have can be answered by Google once you type it in.

That being said, while Google is used quite ubiquitously, it wouldn’t be fair to say that the tech giant is universally loved. In fact if you think about it, people that use Google tend to have quite a few complaints about it, with a lot of those complaints having to do with how Google handles their data.

A competitor to Google that has recently started to get a higher profile is DuckDuckGo, a search engine that does not customize your search results based on your data, build user profiles or touch your data in any way. It is a service that has privacy at its core, and it seems like it’s getting support from some big names in the tech industry, big names such as Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey.

Dorsey is known for poking fun at big tech companies (such as Facebook) and often going against the grain with policies that are more focused on user privacy. In a recent tweet the Twitter CEO talked about how Duck Duck Go was his go to search engine, something that indicated that he too was concerned about Google’s approach to user privacy and data collection.


The official Twitter account for DuckDuckGo responded with thanks, and this is probably going to lead to a lot more people using this search engine instead of Google. Part of the reason why people don’t use alternatives is because they don’t know they exist so it’s important to spread awareness about them.


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