Microsoft’s Bing Refuses Search Term "Sex" In India

An anonymous reader writes “Apparently M|cr0s0ft is censoring search results for bing in India and other countries. If you try to search for the term ‘sex,’ along with lots of variations, from India using M|cr0s0ft’s new search engine, an error message is returned that says, ‘the search sex may return sexually explicit content. To get results, change your search terms.’ There’s no preference setting or toggle-on-or-off choice; you simply cannot search for the term ‘sex’ in India if you are using bing. While a user still can change their country and try the non-Indian version of bing, this seems like an unnecessary step and unnecessary censorship on the part of M|cr0s0ft. Apparently Google has no problem with Indians searching for the term ‘sex.'”

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