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Bing Censoring Chinese Language Search Results For Users In the US 100

Posted by Soulskill
from the good-thing-americans-don't-know-foreign-languages dept.
kc123 sends this report from The Guardian: "Microsoft's search engine Bing appears to be censoring information for Chinese language users in the U.S. in the same way it filters results in mainland China. Searches first conducted by anti-censorship campaigners at FreeWeibo, a tool that allows uncensored search of Chinese blogs, found that Bing returns radically different results in the U.S. for English and Chinese language searches on a series of controversial terms. These include Dalai Lama, June 4 incident (how the Chinese refer to the Tiananmen Square protests of 1989), Falun Gong and FreeGate, a popular internet workaround for government censorship."
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Bing Censoring Chinese Language Search Results For Users In the US

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  • by Karmashock (2415832) on Tuesday February 11, 2014 @11:27PM (#46225477)

    They find searches based on what people click on when they search things.

    If chinese language users in the filtered system can't see those links then they will have a lower rank if that search system is combined with the unfiltered system.

    Therefore, the real solution is to compartmentalize the two lists rather then combining them.

Nobody's gonna believe that computers are intelligent until they start coming in late and lying about it.