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

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.

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