GOOGLE BUSTED RIGGING THE NEWS ACROSS THE PLANET!
I just went there to check what garbage they were posting today, and there are some very, very deceiving articles there. Blame Eric Schmidt.
I have had little to no trouble not using google search for the past two years. I use duckduckgo (ddg), startpage, disconnect, and there’s a type of search engine that anyone can host and therefore it’s loosely connect network and can’t be tracked fully or taken down. I’ll have to get back to you with that if I can dig up that info again.
Also, when avoiding google it’s importation to think like this: what you want your goal to be is to prevent google from getting any scrap of data about you and your search that you can. So even though startpage uses google, if you use that you’ve anonymized your search so google has less info about you. I take it a step further and use ddg for anything that I think it would be hard for a search engine to miss so this way google doesn’t even get the anonymous search. It’s very important to know that this is becoming especially effective since google and other tech companies are relying on AI to do free work for them (and not pay humans for doing work, while they pocket all the money gained from efficiencies and assert their political agenda), and that AI feeds 100% off of data.
If you stop the data flow, you stop google.
EDIT 2: And remember Mark Zuckerberg agreed to enforce chinese style censorship on facebook.
Also, some additional info here. The tech companies are now squirming that their efforts have failed and they think Trump will be elected. Remember that polls have come out now, outside of the democratic party (DNC) and their associated press, that show Trump solidly ahead. I like how they sat in the background until this, they were obviously trying to let people believe that Hillary was just going to win “because that’s what everyone wanted. How could she get elected otherwise? Crazy person.”