Bing Bans Porn Query for India

It seems Bing team has been caught in a defensive mode ever since the porn videos bug was found (one could easily view the porn videos from search engine without going to the site).

Bing has banned porn query for India as well as Middle East nations, Germany, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore, Taiwan and Thailand.

Search for sex or porn and you will get a screen that asks you to change the search terms:

“THE SEARCH PORN MAY RETURN SEXUALLY EXPLICIT CONTENT.To get results, change your search terms.”

This is actually quite funny because other search engines do allow searching for such terms – moreover there is no legal ban on these terms.

Of course, one can change the country settings and query for all the terms – but a country specific blanket ban doesn’t make much sense.

What’s your opinion

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