Is Bing Censoring Questions About Microsoft?
Aug 07, 2009, 19:03 (6 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Rod Holmes)
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"Google's first two results were clearly web pages discussing
that very question: one on MacRumors.com and the other on
Ibibo.com. A look at Bing made me scratch my head…just as the
post had intended. It's first response was to the question, "Why is
Manhattan so expensive?" If, in Bing's algorithm, "microsoft" is
the same as "manhattan" I think they need to check their
programming. The second and third results were about the
differences between various versions of Word.
"So, I decided to do a little experimenting on my own. I opened
up a Google search tab and a Bing search tab in my trusty FireFox
browser. My first question was if Google would disrespect it self?
Would it serve up the mud people were flinging at it, which based
on the experiment above Microsoft wasn't willing to do. I thought
about the most common criticism of Google and typed it in, "is
google too powerful?" (Do the search for yourself on Bing and
Google...maybe the results have changed.)"