How Bing.com censor Tiananmen

How Bing.com censor Tiananmen

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By using blindsearch,
we can find how Bing.com is a natural-born self-censor even to it’s US-based
users. If you search 天安门(Tiananmen in Chinese), the different results set
pops up than Yahoo and Google. It’s not the difference of order and page
rank, but totally removal of those links about Tiananmen massacre. Some twitter users in
China argued that it could be an conspiracy of Microsoft and China authority
to exchange priority enforcing MS software piracy punishment by China
government.
For Google, it’s smarter that they keep the full index for US-based users,
so it’s always possible to get the real result from Google.com. Although
Google.cn did self-censor some of the results, it’s good for people to
compare and study the difference. However, it’s very strange to Microsoft,
the Redmond-based business, do something stupid to give handles to any
challengers from its home land. And it apparently eclipse itself on its
business value. Another word, it shows people Bing.com just a subset of the
knowledge around the world.

I hope GNI can keep watch on this case and push Microsoft to explain that.

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