Slow down, Sparky. From the article that you failed to link
"Bing does not apply China's legal requirements to searches conducted outside of China," Bing Senior Director Stefan Weitz notes in a prepared statement. "Due to an error in our system, we triggered an incorrect results-removal notification for some searches noted in the report, but the results themselves are and were unaltered outside of China."
So it's an error that they've corrected? They've not corrected? Is it an error at all? Why give the jargon without an appreciable explanation of what that thing is?
The article continues:
As for FreeWeibo, that site's home page had been flagged for "inappropriate due to low quality or adult content" for quite some time.
"Bing aims to provide a robust set of high-quality, relevant search results to our users," Weitz explains. "In doing so, Bing has extremely high standards that respect human rights, privacy, and freedom of expression . . . After review, we have determined that the [FreeWeibo home] page is acceptable for inclusion in global search results."
So, Microsoft apologist website calls out FreeWiebo for being porno-flagged, then MS spokesperson says the site is okay to include in search results. I'm somewhat confused by this--are we slandering FW or are we not-slandering the site?
One other thing--as part of the Bing spokesman's prepared statement, he notes:
"As part of our commitment to GNI, Microsoft follows a strict set of internal procedures for how we respond to specific demands from governments requiring us to block access to content. We apply these principles carefully and thoughtfully to our Bing version for the People's Republic of China."
But we're not talking about the Bing version for the PRC, we're talking the Bing version for outside-the-PRC. Probably just a misstatement, but that doesn't read exactly right to me.
Lastly, my favorite part of the winsupersite (because win is super, amirite) other than its being clearly slanted in favor of Microsoft, was a user comment defending Bing against the Don't Be Evil folks down south:
Absolute rubbish, Bing is far superior to Google, especially when searching porn images and videos.
Well said, sir/ma'am.