“We can emphatically confirm that they are not,” Microsoft’s senior director of Bing search engine Stefan Weitz said in a blog post addressing talk of political censorship.
“Bing search results outside of China are not subject to and are not modified in any way based on Chinese law.”
The US-based technology titan blamed the impression of censorship on a Chinese “removal notification” accidentally shown to people using a Bing People’s Republic of China version outside of that country.
The message was displayed for Bing results suppressed for non-political reasons, such as barred images of abuse or spam, and had nothing to do with Chinese censors, according to Microsoft.
Microsoft claim ‘simply not true’
Cyber-censorship monitoring group Greatfire.org rejected the denial in an online post titled “No error here: Microsoft deploying Chinese censorship on a global scale”.
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