Turns out duckduckgo went woke. Not surprising, in retrospect, given their downright profane aesthetics. Doubtless bought by the CIA cat's paws. Not coincidentally, I am no longer on the front page for [political formula]. Indeed I seem to have been removed entirely, in favour of baby formula.
Satanists hate me. How will I ever live down this shame.
Luckily on https://search.brave.com I am in a downright sensible position. Even I never thought #2 was the right place for that hit.
Exit is critical because corruption is inevitable. Simply assume every service you use is going to become corrupt and keep an eye on it. No firm has ever recovered once corruption set in, so calmly leave the building and find a new one.