"Tank man"


Microsoft search engine Bing reportedly blocks image and video search results for iconic "tank man" image on the anniversary of the Tiananmen Square massacre: The Microsoft owned search engine Bing reportedly blocked the image and video search results for the phrase "tank man" on the anniversary of the 1989 Tiananmen Square massacre. The phrase is commonly associated with the iconic image of a man standing off against a line of military tanks as they leave Beijing's Tiananmen Square following a brutal crackdown on pro-democracy protesters in 1989. "I'd love to hear @BradSmi explanation on this," tweeted Shane Huntley, a member of Google's Threat Analysis Group, referring to Microsoft's President Brad Smith. "I know Microsoft censor for the CCP in China, but this search is from the US." Bing eventually responded to the backlash, indicating the search results had been removed "due to an accidental human error" and that the search engine was "actively working to resolve this." Bing resolved the issue shortly thereafter, and image and video search results for "tank man" are once again visible on the search engine.