China Blocks Microsoft’s Bing Search Engine, Despite Offering Censored Results


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Update: Microsoft’s search engine Bing has been restored in China after being inaccessible in the country for almost two days. According to sources familiar with the matter, Bing was blocked due to an accidental technical error and not due to an attempt at censorship.

China has blocked Microsoft-owned search engine Bing, the company confirmed after receiving complaints from users throughout the country who took to social media beginning late Wednesday to express concerns.

So, Bing becomes the latest service to be shut down by Chinese government behind its so-called Great Firewall of China, which blocks thousands of websites originating in the west including Facebook, WhatsApp, Twitter, Yahoo, and Google.

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