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So is Google now filtering illegal free online movie sites?

I couldn't find a single one no matter what I searched for the show that I wanted to watch.

DuckDuckGo had them all!

The Magicians Season 4 Episode 3

Best show ever!

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  • 10
    Yes, they’ve been doing it for ages.
  • 2
    watchseries 👀
  • 4
    @C0D4

    That is such shit. A search engine by the very definition of it should just index and return results.

    Just switched everything to duckduckgo.

    Last year I had no problems finding sites on Google relevant to watching my shows, seems they stepped up there shittiness. Can't use an unreliable search engine. Duckduckgo it is.
  • 2
    @hash-table legal issues vs not blocking content, I think we can tell
    Which one they chose.

    A lot of nations around the world are enforcing illegal sites to be blocked from the internet in general, wether this be ISP enforcement (hello Australia/UK/US... ect) or search engines being forced to delist countless of urls a month.
  • 1
    Yes, it all came off the back of the great DMCA and right-to-forget pushes out of the EU and US for DMCA particularly.

    The assessment I believe was that if google merely reported back what it found online then they could argue to just be an aggregator, but as their algorithm biases certain sources, content etc that it constitutes a suggested subset of the information, hence they’re doing something with the content other than relaying it to you.

    It’s not that great at it though, and why use google when you can just search the sites directly?
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    For another bias example: try searching for positive things about Trump on Google. They're there, but the negative ones are *always* first. It's been this way since a few months after the presidential race started. (Google blamed machine learning for it)

    Duckduckgo? They've always been mixed in normally.

    Likewise, Google biases CNN and NYT, often listing their articles first.

    Google absolutely reorders and hides results it doesn't like. Some for legal reasons, some for "personalization," many for political reasons.
  • 1
    In germany some of our isp does this if you use your default router settings.
  • 0
    @Niss secure data streams can’t be manipulated. ISPs can only block DNS resolution if you’re using their servers
  • 0
    @620hun
    Oh yes that's what I had in mind
  • 0
    You just made a broadcast you looking for illegal movies, 2019 tho🤣
  • 0
    @Root why the fuck would one try such an insane task? Why would one try to find positive resource about Trump? That's a lifetime task.
  • 1
    @Wombat Try not listening to the news; they only say what they want to be true. It's seriously easy to catch them in a lie. Instead, listen to Disturbed -- Open Your Eyes. It's quite fitting.

    Actually, nevermind. With a comment like that, you've already chosen what you want to see, so arguing with you would be bloody pointless.
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    @Root gosh. 😥
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    @Root

    The issue I have with Trump is the gross personal profiting him and his cronies get from his office, although, it is same with all presidents to a degree, him cutting so much social programs, and anything that has to do with a previous president's agenda, i really do have a problem with.

    His in ability to be eloquent when he talks, the fact that he is not a leader and couldn't lead a boy scout troop let alone any civilized peoples, the fact that he is a pedophile like Bill Clinton was/is and the fact he is using fear to drive his agenda is no better than jihadists doing same to drive there agenda.

    In fact, Trump is the quintisential American high school bully I have always not been able to tolerate. Which is why I don't belong in this country, or amoung it's citizens.

    Obviously, me generalizing/stereotyping an entire country populace doesn't help, but I'd rather see my taxes go to social programs more than the super rich and war mongerers, but they did pay me very well when i was a mercenary and i was all about them back then, if i every decide to work for them again i probably would change back, I'm really not that deep of a person. I'm a chameleon really, just an who whomever I'm with wants me to be. Because i have absolutely no real convictions of my own. I find them pointless really.

    I do see why and how he was elected, and i am definitely not surprised by it, as i don't think highly of most of the public or leadership in this country anyways.

    But it's good we actually have something we disagree on. Always have respect for you.
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