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Microsoft's Stalinesque Purge of Tank Man Images

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posted on Jun, 5 2021 @ 08:55 AM
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In a move which would have made Stalin proud, Microsoft’s search engine Bing did its very best to ensure that anyone searching for the iconic image of one young man facing down the machine of a brutal state would come up empty-handed.

Tank Man is a hero, and most of humanity sympathizes with his brave stand against a line of CCP tanks. Apparently, someone (or a group of people) at Bing disagrees, and for reasons unknown feels that Tank Man’s iconic image should not be seen. Yesterday marked the anniversary of his selfless act, but anyone trying to find the picture that shocked and horrified the world (and gained Tank Man admiration everywhere) found only this message: “There are no results for Tank Man.”
www.bing.com...

Now why would Microsoft do that?

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posted on Jun, 5 2021 @ 08:57 AM
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It will happen to President Trump in the future also. Sad times we live in.



posted on Jun, 5 2021 @ 08:59 AM
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a reply to: zosimov

Don't use Bing. It's obvious Microsoft wants china's money so they'll pucker up to the communists behind.



posted on Jun, 5 2021 @ 08:59 AM
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a reply to: musicismagic

It's much easier now to erase information than in Stalin's days--he would have to contact publishers of books or tell people to black out images in their books at home.

www.history.com...


Sometimes, photo doctoring meant going back to the past to change the historical record, as when Stalin ordered Leon Trotsky, once a leading figure in the Communist Party, eliminated from all photos. After Trotsky was exiled by Stalin for mounting a failed opposition to his leadership, the revolutionary was snipped, airbrushed and covered up in countless photographs. Sometimes, Stalin inserted himself in photos at key moments in history, or had photo technicians make him look taller or more handsome.

Even citizens had to get in on the act. As Stalin’s purges became more and more widespread, civilians who feared being branded as his political enemies began to realize that owning photos of Stalin’s political enemies—even photos in books or magazines—was dangerous. They learned to deface their own materials with scissors or ink. “Such was the atmosphere of fear that families of those arrested and condemned were compelled to destroy even the image of their loved ones in their own personal records

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posted on Jun, 5 2021 @ 09:01 AM
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a reply to: Rekrul

I use google, which is just as bad. Habits die hard I guess.



posted on Jun, 5 2021 @ 09:08 AM
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a reply to: zosimov

images of tank man images on bing



search link,
Tank Man
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posted on Jun, 5 2021 @ 09:09 AM
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posted on Jun, 5 2021 @ 09:09 AM
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a reply to: hounddoghowlie

Damage control.


Follow the link in OP (Bing). There are plenty of articles to read about it too.
newsasia.co...
Thanks for adding the iconic image to the thread, though!!


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posted on Jun, 5 2021 @ 09:11 AM
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a reply to: MetalThunder

This is awesome.




posted on Jun, 5 2021 @ 09:13 AM
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a reply to: zosimov

Search engines have been burying content for decades, Google is especially bad for this, particularly with their auto completeautosuggestion functions.

They seem to have a particular fondness for things relating to a certain European leader who did some very bad things in the 1930s1940s and people who claim that he did nothing wrong.



posted on Jun, 5 2021 @ 09:18 AM
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a reply to: AaarghZombies

So since it's the status quo we ought to just accept the way it is, or what exactly are you saying here?



posted on Jun, 5 2021 @ 09:20 AM
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a reply to: zosimov

well your link in the OP shows the same image.

bing has been called out on it.


and it is now up,




The award-winning photo from 1989 was not served up in image or video searches using Bing even outside China, a country known for strictly controlling what is available online. "This is due to an accidental human error and we are actively working to resolve this," a Microsoft spokesman said in response to an AFP inquiry prompted by US press reports. Meanwhile, searches for Tank Man using Google, which has some 92 percent of the global market for online queries according to Statcounter, turned up an assortment of pictures along with the iconic one by photographer Charlie Cole and others.
Famed 'Tank Man' Photo Vanishes From Bing Search Engine


you know sh@@ happens and it's not always on purpose.




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posted on Jun, 5 2021 @ 09:25 AM
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a reply to: hounddoghowlie

I don't think that was any accident. Anything is possible, though.



posted on Jun, 5 2021 @ 09:26 AM
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a reply to: zosimov

The uncropped image is pretty impressive.





posted on Jun, 5 2021 @ 09:26 AM
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originally posted by: musicismagic
It will happen to President Trump in the future also. Sad times we live in.


It's happening to him now!



posted on Jun, 5 2021 @ 09:29 AM
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a reply to: karl 12

Amazing image. The photographer faced death or imprisonment for holding on to it, too.

People had been crushed by tanks the day before. That man was putting everything on the line at that moment.

Thank you for posting!!



posted on Jun, 5 2021 @ 09:30 AM
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a reply to: zosimov

Just wait till you dig in deeper and discover tank mans connection to the cv19 protein spikes actual toxicity levels confession.
I originally thought that was going to be part of the OP.



posted on Jun, 5 2021 @ 09:31 AM
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I've often wondered what happened to the operator of that first tank. I imagine he did not live a long and healthy life.



posted on Jun, 5 2021 @ 09:31 AM
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a reply to: CthruU

Sorry, I don't get the joke.



posted on Jun, 5 2021 @ 09:46 AM
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Oddly enough, I was in 5th grade when this incident occurred and I remember a much different outcome. Shows how strange (or wrong, I guess, in this case) memory can be, but I remember being utterly horrified because the young man was run over.



Guess this is as good as any place to post about this weirdness.

Also references to this image appears in that odd heliofant video I Pet Goat II.

Plenty of conspiracy fodder here with this image (realistic/likely conspiracies, such as to suppress the knowledge of it, as well as more out there)
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