Is Microsoft censoring searches of certain Chinese terms in the United States? One Web site is standing behind its original accusation.
Microsoft's Bing allegedly delivers different results for English-language searches than for those in Chinese, The Guardian said on Tuesday. Run searches on such politically sensitive topics as the Dalai Lama, Falun Gong, and Tiananmen Square on Bing's English-language site and its Chinese-language site, and the results vary, the report claimed. The Guardian said the discrepancies were first noted by Chinese monitoring site GreatFire.
In response to the initial charges of censorship from GreatFire, Microsoft attributed the problem to a system error, … Read more