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Holy cow, now Microsoft is also censoring image searches for "tank man" because of Chinese influence

By Patrick follow Patrick   2021 Jun 4, 5:01pm 175 views   8 comments   watch   nsfw   quote   share    


And it's true. I just tried a search for "tank man" on bing, and he isn't there.


Fortunately, Duckduckgo is still not corrupted by the Chinese yet and you can find the image there:


This guy stopping a column of CCP tanks by just standing in front of them is an event for the history books.

It is inspiring. I saw it when it happened. He was world famous at the time for his courage. I'm sure the CCP has had him killed.

I should quote the Wikipedia right now as well, but they have also proven themselves corrupt so they may censor it too:

Tank Man (also known as the Unknown Protester or Unknown Rebel) is the nickname of an unidentified Chinese man who stood in front of a column of tanks leaving Tiananmen Square on June 5, 1989, the day after the Chinese military had suppressed the Tiananmen Square protests. As the lead tank maneuvered to pass by the man, he repeatedly shifted his position in order to obstruct the tank's attempted path around him. The incident was filmed and shared to a worldwide audience. Internationally, it is considered one of the most iconic images of all time.[1][2][3] Inside China, the image and the accompanying events are subject to censorship.[4]

There is no reliable information about the identity or fate of the man; the story of what happened to the tank crew is also unknown.[5] At least one witness has stated that "Tank Man" was not the only person who had opposed the tanks during the protest. Shao Jiang, who was a student leader, said: "I witnessed a lot of the people standing up, blocking the tanks."[6] Tank Man is unique in that he is the only one who was photographed and recorded on video.

2   Patrick   ignore (1)   2021 Jun 4, 11:01pm     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag      

Lol, now that there are articles about how Microsoft is sucking Chinese cock, they put the tank man pictures BACK on Bing images!

But I saw for myself earlier today that I got hundreds of results on Bing images for a search for "tank man" and not one of those images were of the Tiananmen Square tank man.
3   MisdemeanorRebellionNoCoupForYou   ignore (1)   2021 Jun 4, 11:51pm     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag      

I heard they were blaming "Human Error", which means they interfered particularly with the algo just for this particular search.
4   Patrick   ignore (1)   2021 Jun 5, 12:00am     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag      

Maybe some CCP-controlled employee of MS did it.
5   HeadSet   ignore (2)   2021 Jun 5, 7:21am     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag      

The test of whether this was "human error" or a "CCP controlled employee" will come in a month or so after the commotion has settled. If the Tiananmen Square tank man disappears again, you know it was a deliberate policy by Microsoft.
8   Patrick   ignore (1)   2021 Jun 10, 5:33pm     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag      


Microsoft continues to be accused of censorship, deleting “kung flu” comments

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A number of critics of China’s authorities are accusing Microsoft of carrying out pro-Beijing censorship on its LinkedIn platform.

One of them is Budapest-based Adam Laszlo Rocska, CEO of the 21Gram Technology startup, who said on Twitter that his post, a joke at the expense of China’s communist rulers referencing “Kung Flu fighting” had been censored.

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