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China: Microsoft search engine Bing reportedly censors searches of controversial terms outside of China in Chinese language, Microsoft blames on 'system error'

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12 February 2014

Microsoft blames 'system error' but denies censoring Chinese search results [China]

Author: Dominic Rushe, Guardian (UK)

Microsoft has blamed an “error in our system” for producing results on its Bing search engine that appear to censor information for Chinese language users in the same way it filters results in mainland China…FreeWeibo, a tool that allows uncensored search of Chinese blogs, revealed that Bing returns radically different results in the US for English and simplified Chinese language searches on a series of controversial terms, including “Dalai Lama”, “June 4 incident”… and “Bo Xilai”…After initially declining to comment, Microsoft’s Stefan Weitz, a senior director at Bing, issued a statement denying censorship. Weitz said…“First, Bing does not apply China’s legal requirements to searches conducted outside of China. Due to an error in our system, we triggered an incorrect results removal notification for some searches noted in the report but the results themselves are and were unaltered outside of China,” he wrote…Charlie Smith at FreeWeibo said Weitz’s explanation was “simply not true that the results ‘are and were unaltered outside of China’.”…

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Author: 李莉,BBC(英國)

微軟公司否認其搜索引擎Bing在全球審查過濾中國政府認為有政治敏感的資料。此前,在美國的一個追踪中國封鎖媒體情況的網站GreatFire.org發表聲明,指責微軟公司的搜索引擎Bing在海外實行中國式審查過濾…指責Bing違反微軟保護用戶言論自由的承諾舉例說,Bing會在英文及中文搜尋結果中過濾掉“達賴喇嘛”等相關內容…微軟對這一指控做出回應稱,由於系統的一項錯誤,對部分搜尋引發錯誤的移除結果通知,但這些搜尋結果本身在中國以外地區並未遭到屏蔽。 GreatFire.org稱,其“最新的研究表明,微軟搜索引擎Bing在中國境外也會依據中國政府的要求,審查過濾部分中英文結果”,並“發現Bing還實行了隱蔽的審查”。該組織批評稱,Bing在中國的審查並未完全依照中國法律。 “在大部分情況下,審查都由政府官員直接決定”。 [也提及谷歌]

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Author: 李莉,BBC(英国)


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