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Updating the Resource Centre Digital Platform

The Business & Human Rights Resource Centre is at a critical point in its development. Our digital platform is home to a wealth of information on business and human rights, but hasn’t had a visual refresh for a number of years.

We will soon be updating the site to improve its usability and better serve the thousands of people that use our site to support their work.

Please take an advance peek at our new look, and let us know what you think!

Thank you,
Alex Guy, Digital Officer

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New research claims that Microsoft’s Bing censors heavily within China, even more so than Baidu

Author: Kaylene Hong, The Next Web, Published on: 19 March 2014

Chinese Web monitoring service GreatFire is…claiming that [Microsoft’s Bing] censors heavily within [China], even more so than domestic search engine Baidu…The organization…examined Bing’s search engine results page for over 30,000 sensitive and non-sensitive query terms…[I]t says the Chinese version of Bing has a list of 139 forbidden terms which it doesn’t display any results for, a blacklist of 329 websites that it never shows to China users, as well as a “huge” blacklist of URLs exceeding more than 1,500…A Microsoft spokesperson has responded…Generally, it is Bing’s policy is to remove results as narrowly as possible to comply with Chinese law. Bing regularly reviews removed results and our related processes to ensure that prior removals due to legal compliance are still valid. We will actively resolve any issues we identify that do not comply with our policies…We appreciate work done by Greatfire, Xia, and others. Such feedback enables us to review and validate our own processes. We commit to addressing these issues…

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Related companies: Baidu Bing (part of Microsoft) Microsoft