Jun 5, 2021

Microsoft says error caused 'Tank Man' Bing censorship

Microsoft blamed an "Accidental human error" for its Bing search engine not showing image results for the query "Tank Man". The phrase relates to the iconic image of a lone protester standing before tanks in China's Tiananmen Square during demonstrations in 1989. China heavily censors any online discussion about the Tiananmen Square crackdown. Microsoft Bing is one of the few foreign search engines available in China. In 2019, Bing was briefly inaccessible in China, which some suggested was the result of being blocked by authorities.

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