Microsoft blocks Bing from showing image results for Tiananmen ‘tank man’

Users in US, Germany, Singapore, France and Switzerland reported no results were shown on Friday, the anniversary of the crackdown

Microsoft blocked its search engine, Bing, from returning image and video results for the phrase “tank man” – a reference to the iconic image of a lone protester facing down tanks during the 1989 protests in Tiananmen Square – on Friday, the 32nd anniversary of the military crackdown.

Users reported that no results were shown for the search query in countries including the US, Germany, Singapore, France and Switzerland, according to Reuters and Vice News.

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