Microsoft Blocks Images of Tiananmen Square Protests on Massacre Anniversary

by Damjan Tutarkov
LaCorte News

Bing, the search engine run and operated by Microsoft, has reportedly censored searches for the iconic image of a still-unidentified Chinese “tank man” who confronted a convoy of tanks during the 1989 Tiananmen Square protests.

A search of “tank man” in the images section on Bing showed no results of the iconic picture and led to some users to check their spelling, according to the Daily Caller.

However, the same keyword on Google showed numerous results for the image.

The apparent censorship came on the anniversary of the Tiananmen Square massacre, which occurred on June 5, 1989.

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