The disappearance of the image of “Tank Man” interacts… and “Microsoft” clarifies!


The American company “Microsoft” denied that it imposed censorship on its search engine and the results that come out of it, to please China, after the issue of the disappearance of the image of “Tank Man” from Microsoft’s search engine “Bing” interacted. And this problem appeared, according to what was reported by the Russian “Sputnik” agency, quoting the Associated Press, that the image of “Tank Man” did not appear when searching on Microsoft’s “Bing” engine.

The term “Tank Man” refers to the iconic image of the confrontation between an unidentified civilian who blocked a tank convoy leaving Beijing’s Tiananmen Square after confrontations between the military and protesters, and has become a symbol of defiance around the world.

Microsoft said the failure of the Tank Man image to appear was not censorship, but rather an “accidental human error”, and it was fixed hours after its appearance and Microsoft alerted journalists to the error.

A number of users from different parts of the world, including the United States, expressed their annoyance, because no image results appeared when they typed the term “Tank Man”, which some described as an attempt by the American company to please the Chinese government.Chinese authorities are asking search engines, websites and social media platforms operating within the country to censor keywords and results deemed politically sensitive or critical of the Chinese government.

References to the 1989 Tiananmen Square campaign were banned in China, as were images related to the event, such as the image of “Tank Man”.

Source: Sputnik


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