SAVE THIS TANK MAN IMAGE WHILE YOU CAN! DON’T BING IT
Bing, the search engine owned by Microsoft, is not displaying image results for a search for “Tank man,” even when searching from the United States. The apparent censorship comes on the anniversary of China’s violent crackdown on protests in Tiananmen Square in 1989.
“There are no results for tank man,” the Bing website reads after searching for the term. “Tank man” relates to the infamous image of a single protester standing in front of a line of Chinese tanks during the crackdown.
Motherboard verified that the issue also impacts image searches on Yahoo and DuckDuckGo, which both use Bing.
On 32nd anniversary of the Tiananmen Square Massacre, we look to this photo was taken the day before the famous tank man photo. The Chinese regime massacred hundreds of unarmed protesters demanding democratic rule:
And this is a full image of TANK MAN, not just one tank.. no… NUMEROUS:
A Microsoft spokesperson told Motherboard in an email that “This is due to an accidental human error and we are actively working to resolve this.”..