Brave Search announced the launch of its privacy-preserving image and video search results this week, freeing itself from reliance on companies like Microsoft and Google. The announcement reads:“Users will no longer need to leave Brave Search for image and video search results. Why Independent Image Search MattersWith web content dominating most search queries, image and video search has become more fragmented across social media and content platforms. The company pointed to a 2019 incident where Microsoft’s Bing search engine blocked image results related to the Tiananmen Square protests. Brave Search launched in beta in early 2021 and has since expanded into a privacy-focused alternative to dominant search engines like Google and Bing.