Has Bing’s image search tanked?

Maybe I have very rotten timing but out of curiosity, I tried out the Duck Duck Go image search tonight for something that I thought would yield a lot of results.
Blank Duck Duck Go results' page

You know I wouldn’t give Google praise freely, but to its credit:
Google image search results' page, with plenty of images matching the query

I thought: maybe DDG had problems with its Bing API? It’s even worse on Bing.
Bing results' page has broken image links and an error message, 'It's not you, it's us. / Bing isn't available right now, but everything should be back to normal very soon.

Has Bing’s image search now tanked? Maybe they are spending far too many resources on this ChatGPT thing, to the detriment of everything else.

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2 thoughts on “Has Bing’s image search tanked?

  1. Of course I had to test it; both Bing and DuckDuckGo gave me images. With that said, I’ve had times when I couldn’t get anything, but that only happens on my smartphone. Sometimes on my desktop I don’t get a lot, but it’s kind of dismaying that DDG will recommend we go to Google instead; that’s wild!

  2. Turns out it was a case of bad timing, Mitch: I happened to have stumbled on to DDG search during a massive Bing outage. The silver lining is that a lot of people woke up to something many of us already knew: Duck Duck Go is Bing. As are Yahoo, Ecosia, Qwant, and many others!

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