Microsoft’s Bing blocking iconic picture of Tank Man

Microsoft’s Bing blocking iconic picture of Tank Man

On the anniversary of the Tiananmen Square massacre, Microsoft’s search engine Bing was found to have blocked the iconic picture of a man standing on the square facing to be run over by a tank. The company said it was due to a mistake and that it was working on it.

The picture has become a symbol for the massacre with Chinese authorities doing their utmost to stop people from marking the anniversary of June 4, 1989. Hongkong has been the location for annual marking of the day with a vigil on the in the Victoria park.

After recent clamp downs on democracy movements in Hongkong, riot police was posted in the park to prevent any event there this year. However, hundreds of people wearing black and carrying illuminated mobile phones were reported to have skirted the park.

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