Firefox Yanks Russian Search Providers From Their Browser

This morning I woke up to Firefox wanting to do an update to version 98.0.1. So I dutifully did the update that it requested. And when I checked to see what changed, I saw this:

Those are Russian search engines. That immediately got my attention as I was not aware that Firefox used any Russian search engines. I am going to go out on a limb and suggest that Mozilla is concerned about mis-information being spread via having those search engines in Firefox. Which these days is a legitimate concern.

I’m now waiting for the announcement that Firefox is banned in Russia as a result of this move.

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