Microsoft: The Censorship of Bing's "Tank Man" was a Fault!

Microsoft: The Censorship of Bing's "Tank Man" was a Fault!

On Microsoft’s search platform Bing, seeking for “Tank Man,” the incredible figure from the 1989 Tiananmen Square rallies in China, rolled out as no image found in the United States for the portion of Friday. Vice was capable to provide the same outcomes in the US and gathered from various users from different nations who escaped into the identical problem.

Stranger, however, searching “Tank Man” or “Tiananmen Square Tank Man” aimed up normal search outcomes in Bing, it’s simply pictures that were mysteriously avoiding. 

Microsoft: The Censorship of Bing

Microsoft did ultimately replace effects to the particular search, though it’s yet noticeably avoiding the well-known picture. Attaching in a remark of “Tiananmen” or “Tiananmen Square” picks up what you’d suppose, though. It’s not obvious why Bing would consider the general picture of tanks more profoundly than a famous piece of visual records, but we have stretched out to Microsoft to witness if that’s reasonable.

Microsoft: The Censorship of Bing

Bing’s appearance in China is slightly confused. The search engine left the country for approximately a day in 2019 apparently because China Unicom, the state-owned telecom firm, was directed to block it, as per the Financial Times. Microsoft did not reveal the purpose of the interruption, but the assistance was ultimately recovered.

Microsoft: The Censorship of Bing

Google’s experienced problems examining a revised variant of Google Search for China but opposed harsh pushback from operators and US governors over how the outcome could affect users in the nation.


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Shraishth Verma

Shraishth Verma

Journalism graduate with a knack for finding stories and presenting them to the public. Hoping to drive my media journey high, with a big spoon of sugar and stirred chai.