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DuckDuckGo (DDG) is an internet search engine that emphasizes protecting searchers' privacy[3] and avoiding the filter bubble of personalized search results.[3] DuckDuckGo does not show search results from content farms.[5] It uses various APIs of other websites to show quick results to queries and for traditional links it uses the help of its partners (mainly Bing) and its own crawler.[6][7] Because of its anonymity, it is impossible to know how many people use DuckDuckGo.[8]

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Screenshot of DuckDuckGo home page as of 2018
Type of site
Search engine
Available inMultilingual
Headquarters20 Paoli Pike
Paoli, Pennsylvania
Area servedWorldwide
OwnerDuck Duck Go, Inc.[1]
Created byGabriel Weinberg
LaunchedSeptember 25, 2008; 14 years ago (2008-09-25)[2]
Current statusActive
Written inPerl,[3] JavaScript, Python[4]

The company is based in Paoli, Pennsylvania, in Greater Philadelphia and had 200 employees as of November 2022.[9] The company name is a reference to the children's game duck, duck, goose.[10][11]