Oct 11, 2018

Microsoft tackles 'horrifying' Bing search results

Microsoft has "Taken action" to change its Bing search engine after it was found to give "Horrifying" results for some terms. Mr Hoffman said Microsoft had to do better at moderating its search system. In his investigation, Mr Hoffman looked up racially-themed terms and found that the majority of suggestions for further searches that accompanied results pointed people to racist sites or images. "We all know this garbage exists on the web, but Bing shouldn't be leading people to it with their search suggestions," wrote Mr Hoffman. Bing has about a 24% share of the search engine market in the US, second to Google at 63%, suggest figures from analyst firm Statista.

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