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Microsoft denies Chinese-language Bing search censorship

Published on Feb 13, 2014 11:50 AM

SAN FRANCISCO (AFP) - Microsoft denied censoring Chinese-language search results across the globe, but the group behind the accusation stood firm.

"We can emphatically confirm that they are not," Microsoft's senior director of Bing search engine Stefan Weitz said in a blog post on Wednesday addressing talk of political censorship.

"Bing search results outside of China are not subject to and are not modified in any way based on Chinese law."

The US-based technology titan blamed the impression of censorship on a Chinese "removal notification" accidentally shown to people using a Bing People's Republic of China version outside of that country.

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