Article: Microsoft removed images of “Tank man” for 30th Anniversary of Tiananmen

By September 21, 2021News

Microsoft blocked images and videos around the world of “Tank Man,” the unidentified protester during China’s brutal crackdown on pro-democracy demonstrations in Beijing’s Tiananmen Square on June 4, 1989.

The photos were taken down globally from Bing, Microsoft’s search engine, Friday — the 32nd anniversary of the event. A Microsoft (MSFT) spokesman said they were taken offline by mistake, attributing the removal to “human error.” The images reappeared around the world — outside of China — on Saturday.
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