If true then how is Bing any different from Google, in Principle?
According to Microsoft's most recent "Content Removal Requests Report," China's requests to remove/filter out content from Bing results (and OneDrive content takedowns) made up 85% of all total take-downs in just a six-month period.
Out of the 586 successful government content-removal requests through June of this year, China accounts for a whopping 502 of them. The remaining 84 are split up among 10 other countries on this report.
Serious question.... apart from the fact that Microsoft never marketed itself as the "Don't Be Evil" company, is the company *truly* distinguishing itself from Google's censored-search practices in China in any way that matters? And if so, are we truly different in kind, or just in degree?
And yeah, I'm making this open for discussion under Topics, because we've trashed on Google for (theoretically) this same thing, and it's better that we understand the complete picture before we operate under false illusions on what's actually happening in the industry.