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Bing, the search engine owned by Microsoft, is not displaying image results for a search for "Tank man," even when searching from the United States. The apparent censorship comes on the anniversary of China's violent crackdown on protests in Tiananmen Square in 1989.

"There are no results for tank man," the Bing website reads after searching for the term. "Tank man" relates to the infamous image of a single protester standing in front of a line of Chinese tanks during the crackdown.

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A Microsoft spokesperson told Motherboard in an email that "This is due to an accidental human error and we are actively working to resolve this."

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dontvisitmyintentions said ()

They show it now, including reports that Bing blocked it at the top. I bet some intern fat-fingered the country list.

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burnerben said () (edited )

duck duck go all the way

Edit: i stand corrected.

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