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Oscar D. Grouch
Posted: Saturday, June 5, 2021 5:36:01 PM

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The Tank Man photo is likely one of the most well known images in the free world.





...and what does the DuckDuckGo search engine have to say...





It appears that DuckDuckGo may be saying...

"Yes sir President Xi! Whatever you say!"

In contrast, Google has no problems with showing search results for Tank Man.

L.Rai
Posted: Saturday, June 5, 2021 6:01:49 PM

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To answer your question, duh.
Oscar D. Grouch
Posted: Saturday, June 5, 2021 6:08:43 PM

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L.Rai wrote:
To answer your question, duh.


The irony is nearly deafening. DuckDuckGo advertises itself as a "privacy company."
taurine
Posted: Saturday, June 5, 2021 6:16:13 PM

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Maybe they are waiting for somebody to behave in a way like Report a Child in Need of Protection.
L.Rai
Posted: Sunday, June 6, 2021 12:41:26 AM

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Oscar:

Not to be rude, but duh again...sorry. I have lived in China too long and nothing anymore seems to take me by surprise. Living here one comes to expect the sardonic and we just take it in stride. I have learned to laugh and ignore it. Otherwise I would be like this poor chap, Brick wall I prefer to be like this one instead Whistle

LR
Víctor Lplz
Posted: Sunday, June 6, 2021 3:22:44 AM

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There is nothing new about it. China is a dictatorship. One day it will fall down. Let us hope that it happens soon!
Oscar D. Grouch
Posted: Sunday, June 6, 2021 5:26:25 AM

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Microsoft Bing also blocked Tank Man photo search results.

Microsoft blamed it on "human error."


https://uk.pcmag.com/software-services/133790/bing-image-search-blocked-tank-man-tiananmen-square-protest-photo-in-the-us
Jyrkkä Jätkä
Posted: Sunday, June 6, 2021 5:46:04 AM

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I just tried DuckDuckGo. It gave me lots of images of Tank Man.

EDITED to add:

I tried Bing also. Tank Man images were shown.

I found an article in a Finnish news site Iltalehti.fi. It told many search engines (including Google) had troubles to show Tank Man images during Friday and Saturday, at least in USA, UK, and Germany.
Gary98
Posted: Sunday, June 6, 2021 12:18:57 PM

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Víctor Lplz wrote:
There is nothing new about it. China is a dictatorship. One day it will fall down. Let us hope that it happens soon!


You must like Gordon G. Chang and his "The Coming Collapse of China". If you have not read it, here is the advise of Trailrunner: Be aware that this book was written 20 years ago, is over priced, and everything it predicts would happen has not happened.

TL Hobs
Posted: Sunday, June 6, 2021 2:05:06 PM
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DDG's web site claims to have 125 employees in 15 countries. Their address is 20 Paoli Pike, Paoli, PA 19301.

Hmmmm.
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