Microsoft removed ‘Tank Man’ images and Videos


Images and videos of “Tank Man” were blocked by Microsoft. “Tank Man”, the unidentified protester during China’s brutal crackdown on pro-democracy demonstrations in Beijing’s Tiananmen Square on June 4, 1989 were removed across the World.

Microsoft’s Bing search engine globally taken down photos and videos on Friday the 32nd-anniversary demonstrations in Beijing’s Tiananmen Square. Microsoft said it’s a human error that resulted in the removal of the images and videos.

The issue is fixed on Saturday by Microsoft. Still, it is blocked in China, the Communist country has strict restrictions on online censorship.

Hundreds of people were killed on June 4, 1989, in Tiananmen Square. The massacre made headlines around the world as did iconic images such as “Tank Man” defying the troops on the square.

China’s strict censorship only inside the country, but Microsoft’s accidentally takedown Tiananmen Square information has been blocked outside of mainland China.

Search giant Google has no operations in China. Microsoft Bing still operates inside China with heavy censorship.


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