Software UIs make some things easier, some things harder, and will outright tell you what you can't do with that tool. This shapes peoples lives however little.
You can't get away from it, you can only try to have the most positive possible impact on others.
I always keep this in mind when designing Odysseus, and encourage you to use multiple sources to discover webpages rather than just one. Also to check out other apps over centralized webservices.
For people who care about, support, or build Free, Libre, and Open Source Software (FLOSS).