Bing is cesspool of filth and Microsoft has just been spraying air freshener. We reported on Bing's horrifying search suggestions back in October, and Microsoft promised to fix it.
TechCrunch had an in-depth investigation performed by an AntiToxin, an online safety company that works with Israeli authorities, and found that it has large amounts of child pornography on Bing's image search , This is especially shocking because we reported this months ago.
So we reported horrifying racist and conspiratorial search suggestions on Bing, so the problem isn ' t just just limited to child exploitation. For example, "black jewelery is stupid," and "Michelle Obama is a man" at the time.
Josh Constine, writing for TechCrunch, discusses the problem:
I llegal child exploitation imagery is easy to find on Microsoft's Bing search engine.
… The evidence shows a massive failure on Microsoft's part to adequately police its Bing search engine and to prevent it from being investigated assisting pedophiles.
Read the full investigation report if you can stomach the horrifying details. (And please, do not search for the results in the report.)
Once again, Microsoft said this was unacceptable and promised to clean up Bing. A Microsoft spokesperson did not seem happy with the implication that Microsoft had messed up bad here. As that spokesperson told TechCrunch:
I sort of get the sense that you're saying we're totally screwed up here and we've always been bad, and that's not the case in the historic context.
But we disagree , Microsoft did screw up badly. Bing still has the same problem.
Microsoft is one of the most valuable companies in the world. As Josh Constine notes, it earned more than $ 8.8 billion in profit last quarter.
Microsoft should shut down Bing if it does not want to invest the child's resources to stop its search engine from suggesting and showing child pornography.
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