Bing, a search engine owned by Microsoft, is censoring search results for journalist and author Alex Berenson’s “Unreported Truths” website and newsletter that he hosts on the free speech publishing platform Substack.
Reclaim The Net tested multiple Bing queries with the search operator “site:alexberenson.substack.com.”
“site:alexberenson.substack.com” is a search operator that is supposed to return search results from Berenson’s Unreported Truths Substack which lives on a subdomain. If a website returns no results when the “site:” operator is used, it means that the domain isn’t indexed at all by Bing’s search engine.
We searched for both general terms related to the name of Berenson’s Substack (such as “Alex Berenson” and “Unreported Truths”) and more specific terms related to the topics that Berenson writes about on his Substack (such as “Twitter” and “vaccine.”)
Bing returned a “There are no results” message for most of the queries and data from governments and health authorities for the “vaccine” query. None of the queries returned any links or references to Berenson’s Unreported Truth’s Substack. This means that Bing isn’t indexing Berenson’s Substack at all.
We tested the same queries on the private search engine DuckDuckGo (which uses Bing’s search index) and it returned a “No results found” message for each query.
We also tested the same queries on the private search engines Mojeek, Startpage, and Presearch and they all displayed a result from Berenson’s Unreported Truth’s Substack as the top result….