Try this one:Does anyone know what good search engines can be used other than Google or Bing?
We've gotten flack lately for standing up for freedom of the press, specifically for platforming RT and Sputnik.
Here's the thing: what's happening to the Ukrainian people and their country is horrible. But to punish all Russians (and people simply associated with Russia) for this is simply absurd.
Like, Russian hockey players are losing sponsorships
just for being Russian. What sense does that make?
The above is obviously crazy, what's a more difficult sell is what we've been attempting to say:
We are a video platform. We want to allow competing voices in journalism, whether they're CNN, Fox, RT, Sputnik or anyone else, and we aren't interested in telling you what to think. And not in a "it's an important to be a free thinker" way, but in a "no, seriously; we don't care about your political views" way.
Believe it or not, but RT and Sputnik journalists are people too. They not only lost their jobs, but had their reputations as journalists come under fire, being characterised as "corrupt journalists receiving memos directly from the Kremlin."
Is this true? Well, we don't really know anything about the inner-workings of RT or Sputnik, so that's not for us to say.
But even if RT or Sputnik are completely biased and get their talking points directly from Putin himself, we would still consider it important to allow them to be heard, if for no other reason than to have a better understanding of the propaganda being disseminated to the Russian people.
For these reasons, Odysee will not be removing any journalists affiliated with Russian networks or Russian news networks themselves. We support freedom of the press, and this will not change.
Chief Executive Officer
What a clever business way to resolve the issue of cancel culture in the Big Tech environment! For example, if someone is offended by the "Russian propaganda", it is easy to downrank Russian content by domain, so it'll not be seen in the top results. There's no need to downrank content for all. Ruleset definition looks pretty straightforward, for example:https://github.com/brave/goggles-quickstart said:Goggles enable anyone, be it individuals or a community, to alter the ranking of Brave search by using a set of instructions (rules and filters). Anyone can create, apply, or extend a Goggle. Essentially Goggles act as a custom re-ranking on top of Brave’s search index.
This means that, instead of a single ranking, Brave Search can offer an almost limitless number of ranking options. While Brave Search doesn't have editorial biases, all search engines have some level of intrinsic bias due to underlying data (the Web) and some algorithmic choices of features to select. Goggles allows for users to counter such intrinsic biases in the ranking, and also to create custom search experiences that couldn’t be covered by an all-purpose search engine such as Brave Search.
Goggles are owned solely by their creators and, if public, can be used by anyone on top of Brave Search index.
I'll try it during the weekend and see how it works.https://gist.github.com/remusao/fca3f9ee3ddca3e022426b8237e838ac said:! name: Tech blogs
! description: Rerank results to boost content on tech blogs. List of tech blogs drawn from several sources (blogsurf.io, refined.blog, et al), and not vetted or endorsed by Brave.
! public: true
! author: Goggles 101
! avatar: #9244e0
Couldn't resist I've created a simple ruleset that boosts sott.net results and models a bias in SOTT Focus. The results:I'll try it during the weekend and see how it works.
Two reasonsWhat's your reason SOTTREADER ? Is it for unbiased search results, privacy or what ?
Personally I use Brave browser for web stuff, and duckduckgo for search to for (supposedly) unbiased results. I don't think privacy really exists on the internet without extreme measures, and even then the PTB probably have ways to pinpoint you personally.
There is another interesting search engine I came across which I haven't played with much, but looks interesting. It apparently "favours text-heavy sites and punishes modern web design" if that's what you're after :
search.marginalia.nu is a small independent do-it-yourself search engine for surprising but content-rich websites that never ask you to accept cookies or subscribe to newsletters. The goal is to bring you the sort of grass fed, free range HTML your grandma used to write.search.marginalia.nu
I'm not sure if there's any filtering / tracking going on there though.